Nadal leads Spain to sixth Davis Cup title
Spain players pose with the Davis Trophies Davis Cup Finals

Rafael Nadal has led Spain to their sixth Davis Cup in the past 20 years defeating Canada 2-0 in the final in Madrid on Sunday.

World number nine Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Canadian teenager Félix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in the first match to give the hosts the advantage.

Top-ranked Nadal sealed the deal for the Spanish with a 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) triumph over 15th ranked Denis Shapovalov.

The doubles was not required with Nadal’s win ushering in the celebrations for Spain.

“I’m incredibly happy to end the year like this,” Nadal said.

The triumph was Nadal’s fourth Davis Cup and comes after finishing the year as world number one with two Grand Slams won in 2019.

Nadal added: ”It’s been amazing, the whole week of course.

“When you finally win the title after all the things that we went through I think this week.

“And playing at home is something difficult to describe. It’s been an unforgettable week for all of us, without a doubt.”

Ben somerford
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