Davis Cup: Canada beat Italy 2-1 in the final of the tournament

Felix Auger-Aliassime won both his singles and doubles matches as Canada beat Italy 2-1 to reach its second Davis Cup final here on Saturday. The 22-year-old Auger-Eliassime, who has won all four of his career titles this year, will look to end the season by winning Canada’s first Davis Cup title against Australia on Sunday. In front of 9,000 spectators in Malaga, Spain, Lorenzo Sonego beat Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-4 to give Italy the lead.

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Auger-Aliassime beat Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-4 to take the match to a deciding doubles match. World No. 6 Auger-Eliassim then teamed up with Vasek Pospisil to beat Matteo Baratini and Fabio Fognini 7-6 (2), 7-5 to give Canada a win. Auger-Eliassim, Shapovalov and Paspisil were all part of the Canadian team that lost to Spain in the 2019 final. Canada entered the tournament this year as a wild card holder. The team replaced defending champions Russia, which was suspended due to the invasion of Ukraine.

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