Thanks to singles victories from Felix Agar-Aliasim and Denis Shapovalov, Canada won the first ATP Cup in its history in Australia on Sunday.
Maple Leaf defeated Spain in the final of this third edition of this prestigious tournament. This is the second match since the Canadians lost to a European country in the 2019 Davis Cup Final.
Agar-Aliassim, the Canadian captain for the event, sealed the victory for his team by defeating Roberto Batista Aguta 7-6, 6-3 in two sets.
“The emotions I am currently experiencing are unbelievable. There is no better feeling than success, ”said Agar-aliasim, whose comments were reported on the ATP website.
“We left everything on the court. We lost our first four games in this competition. But we never stopped believing it.”
Imagine the Canadian course, having to show resilience during its final game in the “FAA” competition. After trailing 2-0 in the first inning, he lifted his sleeves and continued his break-off service in the third inning. The Montreal native saved eight break points and finally won the first set. The next lasted for 1 hour and 25 minutes. The match ended almost 2 hours after the match.
⁇[Dans ce type de situation]Agar-aliasmi reveals that you owe it to yourself to go to the limits, to think of positive things and to imagine how you are going to earn this point. You have to keep going and I was able to do it. Sometimes it’s a matter of luck. Today [dimanche], I’m fine at crucial times. ”
“Shapo” starts strong
Apart from the final, Denis Shapovalov gave Canada the lead by winning the first game in the final clash with Pablo Carreno Busta.
The game ended in 1 hour and 40 minutes, with the final score being 6-4, 6-3 in favor of Ontario.
He started with a successful start, winning four of his five careers with the Spanish player Shapovalov. In today’s encounter, however, “Shapo” made good use of his long range to gain control of the game. He was able to save eight of the nine break points his opponent gave him and finished the match with seven aces.
The Canadian team is also made up of Braden Schnur and Steven Diez. Canada is the third country to win the ATP Cup after Serbia in 2020 and Russia in 2021.