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CANADA WINNER OF THE 2022 DAVIS CUP
After 109 years Canada becomes Davis Cup champion for the first time in its history
This was the point that won Canada the first Davis Cup
2º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3 6-3) Alex de Miñaur
Auger Aliassime comes from 0-30 down and on serve to win the match and give Canada its first Davis Cup
Here's Alex de Miñaur's tip
2º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3 5-3) Alex de Miñaur
Auger Aliassime wins on serve and is just one game away from proclaiming Canada the champion;
2º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3 4-2) Alex de Miñaur
The Canadian continues with the advantage after saving two break balls;
2º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3 3-1) Alex de Miñaur
Auger Aliassime breaks serve and confirms lead with white game
2º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3 1-1) Alex de Miñaur
The second set started with Alex de Miñaur winning with his serve, while the Canadian had to save two break points;
With this direct serve Auger Aliassime closed the first set.
1º Set Auger Aliassime (6-3) Alex de Miñaur
Serving, Auger Aliassime takes the first set
1º Set Auger Aliassime (5-3) Alex de Miñaur
World number 6 breaks serve and serves to close the first set
The Serbian tennis player is one of the spectators with his family, here you can observe
1º Set Auger Aliassime (3-3) Alex de Miñaur
Easy play for both with the service;
1º Set Auger Aliassime (2-2) Alex de Miñaur
Equality continues in the first set, both had to work hard and saved a break point;
This was Auger Aliassime's point that ended with the volley into the net.
1º Set Auger Aliassime (1-1) Alex de Miñaur
At the start of the first set Aliassime had to save two break balls, while Alex's first serve was a cómodo
It has been decided after the draw that will start with Auger Aliassime in the second match;
The second match will be between Auger Aliassime and Alex de Miñaur, the world number 6 will have the opportunity to give Canada the first Davis Cup, while the number 24 will try to force the third match;
Canada takes the first point of the Davis Cup Final with this point
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 6-4) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Shapavalov wins on serve and gives Canada the first point;
Here is Shapavalov's parallel that surprised his opponent
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 5-3) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Both broke serve, Kokkinakis' first of the match, while Shapavalov is just one game away from closing out the match.
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 4-2) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Both win on serve and the advantage continues for Dennis Shapavalov.
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 3-1) Thanasi Kokkinakis
The Canadian tennis player breaks serve and then has confirmed the advantage with the service, in a game that has had to save up to three break balls.
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 1-1) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Shapavalov also begins the second set winning with the service without suffering great problems;
2º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2 0-1) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Kokkinakis takes first game of second set
With this point Shapavalov closed the first set.
1º Set Dennis Shapavalov (6-2) Thanasi Kokkinakis
The Canadian tennis player closes the first set with the service
Here's one of Shapavalov's highlights from this first set
1º Set Dennis Shapavalov (5-1) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Shapavalov is only one game away from taking the first set.
1º Set Dennis Shapavalov (4-1) Thanasi Kokkinakis
With suffering but Kokkinakis has won his first game of the match
1ºSet Dennis Shapavalov (4-0) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Again still without winning a game the Australian tennis player, for now sweeps Shapavalov & nbsp;
1ºSet Dennis Shapavalov (2-0) Thanasi Kokkinakis
Shapavalov gets off to a good start in the first set, breaks serve and then wins on serve to make it 2-0.
After the presentations the tensitas are already warming up for the first match, it has been determined in the draw that it will start with Kokkinakis
These will be the Davis Cup qualifying matches
The playoffs will be played between February 3-4 or 4 or 5. Each series will consist of two singles matches on the first day and one doubles match on the second day, in addition to two singles matches on the second day.
Shapavalov vs Kokkinakis
The Australian tennis player has had this 2022 a balance of 17 wins and 15 losses where he has managed to win his first title. The 26 year old tennis player is ranked number 95 in the world.
While the Canadian is ranked number 18 and his balance this year has been 33 wins and 24 losses
Order of play for the Davis Cup final
Shapovalov vs Kokkinakis
Auger-Aliassime vs Minaur
Auger-Aliassime/Pospisil vs Purcell/Thompson
Will Cards for Spain and Italy
Italy and Spain will join 2022 finalists Australia and Canada in the group stage of the 2023 finals.
Canada goes for its first Davis Cup
The Canadian team has not won any Davis Cup and will play its second final, after playing the 2019 final in which it lost to Spain;
Australia in Davis Cup
The Australian team has won 28 Davis Cups, second only to the United States, which has 32. However, they have not won the title since 2003.
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What time is the Canada vs Australia Davis Cup Final?
This is the time the match starts in several countries:
Argentina: 6:00 AM
Bolivia: 5:00 AM
Brazil: 6:00 AM
Chile: 5:00 AM
Colombia: 4:00 AM
Ecuador: 4:00 AM
USA (ET): 7:00 AM
Spain: 1:00 PM
Mexico: 6:00 AM
Paraguay: 7:00 AM
Peru: 7:00 AM
Uruguay: 8:00 AM
Venezuela: 7:00 AM
England: 12:00 AM
Australia : 21:00 AM
India: 16:30 AM
Team Australia National Team
Lleyton Hewitt is the captain of the Australian team in which he achieved 30 titles as a professional tennis player, two of them Grand Slams. His team is formed by: Alex de Minaur, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Max Purcell, Matthew Ebden and Jordan Thompson
Team Canada Selection
The team is led by captain Frank Danvevic who has led the Canadian national team since 2018 and his team consists of: Dennis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospil, Alexis Galarneu and Gabriel Diallo,
How does Australia arrive?
The Australian National Team started 2022 playing the ATP Cup where they defeated France and Italy, however the defeat of Russia left them out of the semifinals. In the Davis Cup qualifying round they defeated Hungary 3-2. In the group stage of the Davis Cup they started with a 3-0 win over Belgium, followed by a 1-2 win over France. Finally they closed the group stage losing 1-2 against Germany, which meant finishing second in the group. In the quarterfinals they defeated the Netherlands. They reached the final after Kokkinakis lost the first singles match against Coric, then De Miñ defeated Cilic and forced the third deciding match. In the doubles match they lost the first set, but Thompson and Purcell ended up winning in just over two hours to reach Sunday's final, something they have not done since 2003;
How does Canada arrive?
A national team that started 2022 playing the ATP Cup in which they were defeated in the first match by 0-3 against the United States. They beat Great Britain and Germany to qualify for the semifinals. In the semifinals they beat Russia 2-0 and became champions after beating Spain 2-0 in the final. In the qualifying round of the Davis Cup they lost 4-0 against the Netherlands. In September they played the group stage of the Davis Cup in which they beat South Korea and Spain, both by 2-1, although they lost in the last round against Serbia. They finally qualified as runners-up behind Spain, beating Germany in the quarterfinals. Their qualification for the final was complicated after Sonego's victory over Shapovalov. Then Auger Aliassime forced the third match by beating Musseeti and in the decisive doubles match the Canadian pair formed by Auger Aliassime and Vasek Pospisil prevailed;
In the last four meetings, the Canadian and Australian teams have faced each other with an even balance with two victories for each one. The last time they met was in 2020 in the group stage of the ATP Cup in Australia, where the hosts won 3-0. While in 2019 they met in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup in which they won by 1-2 the Selection of Canadaó, which ended as second after losing against Spainó a. While in 2017 in the Hoffman Cup clash, Australia won 2-1. And also in this tournament was their first duel that in this case the victory fell to the North American country that won 2-1;
Venue: The match will be played at the Palacio de Deportes de Jose María Martín Carpena, located in Málaga. Basketball is usually played here, although it has been used for the Davis Cup playoffs. It was inaugurated in 1999 and has a capacity for 13,000 spectators.
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Canada and Australia will meet in the Davis Cup final in search of the title;
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