There is still controversy around Canada’s Davis Cup victory. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov led their selection to success for the first time ever in the historic team competition. In fact, a few months ago, the North American team had been more than clearly defeated by the Netherlands (4-0) in the preliminary round, only to then find themselves playing the final group stages taking advantage of the wild card of Russia, expelled from the tournament due to war against Ukraine.
Now that Dancevic’s men have even taken home the Salad Bowl, beating Australia in the title match, the complaints are emerging. Among those who objected to the Davis Cup format was a former Australian tennis player, Todd Woodbridge, who told 2GB: “I’ll look like an angry loser, but I don’t care.
Canada was not even expected to participate in the final. They lost in April. They received a second chance wild card to participate in this event. You don’t win the Davis Cup a second time, you have to try again next year, but they have a serious asterisk in their name which is a shame.
If the rules change in the middle of the year, it doesn’t have the same values anymore.”
Aliassime drags Canada: Toni Nadal’s message
Toni Nadal congratulated Felix Auger-Aliassime for helping Canada win its first Davis Cup title.
After Denis Shapovalov gave Canada the early lead over Australia by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis, Auger-Aliassime got the better of Alex De Minaur in the next match to seal Canada’s victory. In Malaga, Auger-Aliassime was absolutely fantastic in the selection of him, who won 3-0 in his singles matches.
Uncle Toni, who has been working with Auger-Aliassime for a year and a half, congratulated the world number 6 and said it was a pleasure to work with him. “Congratulations, Felix, on your contribution to the first Davis Cup for Canada.
And congrats on an incredible year leading up to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin last week. It’s a pleasure to work with you and your team,” wrote Toni Nadal on Instagram.
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