MALAGA: Felix Auger-Aliassime gave Canada an unbeatable 2-0 lead against Australia in this Davis Cup Finals match on Sunday by defeating Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4. This victory gave Canada their first Davis Cup championship.
The World No. 6 won both of his singles and doubles matches to guarantee Canada a spot in the championship match, and he followed that up with a resounding victory over de Minaur.
After one hour and 42 minutes, Auger-Aliassime won after firing 22 winners and maintaining composure in important situations.
"It's hard to put into words the feelings. With Denis [Shapovalov], I grew up daydreaming of competing on these venues and taking home the Davis Cup. It's a wonderful time for myself and the nation "According to a comment from Auger-Aliassime on Davis Cup.
Canada won the Davis Cup Finals for the first time after making their debut in the title game in 2019. When Roberto Bautista Agut and Rafael Nadal defeated Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov, respectively, they came agonisingly close to giving their nations their first Davis Cup victory.
But this week, they made sure that it wouldn't happen again, as Shapovalov defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-4 in the first set of the tie to give Canada the advantage.
"Being in the final before [against Spain in 2019] was beneficial. When everything was kind of new the first time, we were content just to be there, but today, we're firmly focused on winning the trophy "said Shapovalov.