Canada’s incredible run continued at the Davis Cup with an intense tie-break semifinal victory over Russia to advance to the final for the first time in history.
Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil defeated Russian duo Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov in dramatic fashion, 6-3, 3-6, 6-6 (7-5).
CANADIAN HISTORY. 🍁@denis_shapo and @VasekPospisil defeat Khachanov/Rublev 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), sending Canada into the Davis Cup FINAL with a 2-1 win over Russia.— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) November 23, 2019
It’s a first-ever @DavisCup final for Canada. Wow. pic.twitter.com/XFCK1GRtjh
“I have no words, it’s unbelievable,” Shapovalov said on the broadcast after the match.
Canada entered the tournament ranked No.13, and its storybook run to the final included wins over No. 10 Italy, No. 6 United States, No. 9 Australia, and today’s history writing tie-break win against Russia.
Canada will face the winner of the second semifinal between Great Britain or Spain this afternoon. The final will take place on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Whatever the result, this will be the culmination of an outstanding year for Tennis Canada with 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu emerging as a young superstar this season on the women’s side, and Felix Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov on the men’s side.
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