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Davis Cup Live, Italy-Canada 1-1: Live coverage of the decisive doubles

Last-minute change in Canada too: Aliasim joins Pospisil for match to decide Australia’s opponent in final

From our correspondent Federica Cocchi

November 26, 2022 | 10:21 am
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(Modified on November 26, 2022 | 21:35)

The most complicated obstacle between Italy and today’s final is Canada Aliasim and Shapovalov, to be honest, shouldn’t even have been in the last eight. Indeed, the North Americans entered the main qualifiers thanks to a wild card received in March immediately after the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, which effectively eliminated the reigning champions from the competition. The Frank Dancevic-led team lost its valuable pieces, starting with Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassim, in the preliminary round against Bodijk van de Sandschulp and Dalen Kriegspoor of the Netherlands. Italy will try to repeat the feat with the US. Earlier, but the official lineups are announced an hour before entering the field, the challenges should be Soneko-Shapovalov, opening at 13, followed by Musetti-Aliassim, and maybe Polelli and Fognini against Shapovalov and Pospisil. The big question mark in Italy has always been Matteo Berettini, who arrived as a councilor and a fan, but is progressing. Whoever wins the final will challenge Australia for the Salad Bowl, which Italy has missed since 1976. Hewitt’s team overturned this prediction, beating Croatia’s Coric and Cilic, but above all the super double Pavic-Mektic.

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