Nadal's Spain to face Canada in Davis Cup final
Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during his second round singles match Semi-Finals played against Daniel Evans of England during the Day 6 of the 2019 Davis Cup

Rafael Nadal’s Spain will take on Canada in the final of the new-look Davis Cup on home soil in Madrid after winning their semi-finals on Saturday.

Spain knocked off Great Britain 2-1, while the Canadians got past Russia 2-1 with a thrilling doubles match deciding the contest.

The triumph means the Spanish reached their first Davis Cup final since 2012.

Nadal led the way, after Kyle Edmund had defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in the opening match.

World number one Nadal then proceeded to thrash Dan Evans 6-4, 6-0 to level the tie.

Nadal and Lopez teamed up in the doubles to edge past Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8).

Canada’s passage to the final also required them to come from behind after Andrey Rublev defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 in the first match.

Rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov hit back with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov to make it 1-1.

Those four faced off in the doubles, with Canada edging to victory 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).

Ben somerford
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