Spain have won their sixth Davis Cup title this past Sunday against Canada.
Spain recorded a 2-0 victory over Canada. Roberto Bautista Agut won the first match against youngster, Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 6-3. This set up what would be the end to an unforgettable week.
Rafael Nadal then battled against young gun Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-6. This was more than enough to seal the victory.
Even though Spain won the title, the star was Bautista Agut, who had to leave the team temporarily following the death of his father earlier in the week.
The Spaniard said: “I tried to do everything to help the team win. My father wouldn’t have wanted for me to stay home.”
This attitude inspired 19-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal. He said: “What he did is going to inspire me for the rest of my life,” he told www.daviscup.com.
An emotional Nadal, had this to say after the victory: “It’s been an unforgettable week for all of us. So super happy. Honestly, it’s one of this weeks that we’ll never forget.”
The star from the Canadian team, Shapovalov, who finished the season in a career high 15th in the world ranking, said after the loss: “We’re super proud. Obviously it sucks, sucks losing in the finals.
“But I’m super proud of everyone, everyone sitting here, super proud of the people in the background.”
The 20-year-old Canadian also added: “We’ve put in 120 percent every single day. It’s amazing how far we’ve been able to come,” he told www.daviscup.com.
Canada reached their first Davis Cup Finals with a team full of future tennis stars. The 2020 Davis Cup draw is already done, with the qualifying to the Finals in Madrid starting in March 2020.
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