Canada Wins Davis Cup for the First Time

Canada lifted the Davis Cup for the first time in their countrys history after beating Australia in consecutive matches.

The country has been participating in the Davis Cup since 1913 but has not won it, until now. Their best finish prior to this was the finals of the 2019 tournament.

Denis Shapovalov got things off to a good start for the Canadians when he beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2 6-4. Felix Auger-Aliassime for his part beat Alex de Minaur 6-3 6-4, giving them a 2-0 lead against Australia and the win for Canada.

The emotions are tough to describe, Auger-Aliassime said.

I think all of us here, weve dreamt of this moment.

I mean these guys around me, except Vasek, hes a little bit older than me, but we grew up together from the ages of seven, eight years old, back in Canada dreaming of being on this stage, winning these types of matches, winning the Davis Cup, so its really a dream come true.

For me personally and all the team, thats what we play for, thats what sport is for, tennis is for, so it was a great moment. A great moment for myself and the country.

He also added: Denis [Shapovalov] and I grew up together, dreaming of these types of stages, dreaming of winning the Davis Cup. Its a great moment for myself and for the country.

Back in 2019, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime were also in the team that made it to the finals but they were shot down by Rafael Nadal and Robert Bautista Agut.

In a bid to not have history repeat itself, the two players battled fiercely in order to win the title this time around.

It has been a dream week for Canada as they also managed to defeat Germany and Italy.

Maree cartujano
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