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Australia and Canada, history against effervescence in the Davis final


The rise of the North Americans (2-1 against Italy) and the hierarchy of the Oceanicians collide in the last episode of the competition, in a very open outcome

After more than nine hours of fighting, the doubles from Canada resolved against Italy (2-1) and confirmed the poster for the final of this Davis Cup, with Australia as the second contender.

Both will be measured this Sunday (starting at 1:00 p.m., Movistar) from radically different positions and with a very open prognosis, although the greater wear and tear of the North Americans can play a relevant role in the crossing through the Salad bowl.

In any case, whoever wins, the trophy will leave Europe for the second time in 15 years;

only Argentina (2016) interrupted the dominance of the old continent in this strip.

It is history against effervescence, the weight of a historical one against the rise of a new one, which is not the first time since Canada already played the final three years ago.

Then they lost against Spain in the Caja Mágica and now they challenge Australia in the Carpena, classic and hierarchical where they exist, but equally depressed for a long time because to find their latest success you have to go back to 2003. Then they triumphed with Lleyton Hewitt as their banner , and now the former number one commands from the bench a group of intermediate profile –De Miñaur (24th in the ATP) is his reference– who has known how to compete very well these days in Malaga.

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The Oceanicians aspire to win their 29th trophy and close the gap on the United States, which has accumulated 32. In the final phase they have left the Netherlands and Croatia behind, and now they will face one of the most effervescent teams today.

Led by Felix Auger-Aliassime, the player with the best


(6th) in the outcome of this Davis, the vigorous Canada managed to get out of the quagmire against Italy, who started off on the right foot thanks to Lorenzo Sonego (7-6 (4), 6-7(5) and 6-4 to Denis Shapovalov, in 3h 15) and then ended up succumbing to the push of a team that did better and deserved it more.

As was the case in the quarterfinals, Aliassime acted as a fire extinguisher in the face of Shapovalov's mistake.

A recent competitor in the Masters Cup, he broke in and the dynamics changed.

First he knocked down Lorenzo Musetti (6-3 and 6-4, in 1h 26m) and then jumped with Vasek Pospisil to seal the victory against the duo formed by Fabio Fognini and Matteo Berrettini (7-6(2) and 7-5 , in 2h 04m).

In this way, Canada will try to make up for the defeat three years ago in Madrid this Sunday, and incidentally consolidate itself as the strongest team of the year, given that it already won the ATP Cup in January.


Canada, 2 - Italy, 1.

Lorenzo Sonego, 7-6(4), 6-7(5) and 6-4 against Denis Shapovalov.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, 6-3 and 6-4 to Lorenzo Musetti.

Pospisil/Auger-Aliassime, 7-6(2) and 7-5 to Fognini/Berrettini.

Sunday 27 (Movistar).

From 1:00 p.m.: Australia-Canada.

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