The doubles serves the comeback against Italy and the final against Australia
MADRID, 26 Nov. (.) –
The Canadian Davis Cup team reached the second final in its history at the Tennis World Cup this Saturday, both in the last three editions, by beating Italy (2-1) in the second semifinal of the Final 8 that is being played at the Martín Carpena in Malaga.
Vasek Pospisil and Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini (7-6(2), 7-5) in the third and final point. The dream of the first ‘Salad Bowl’ is still alive in the North American team, despite the fact that the day began with the defeat of Denis Shapovalov in an epic point by Lorenzo Sonego.
Italy, champion in 1976, found itself with options after the crazy 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-4 in which Shapovalov found himself overwhelmed by pressure, very bad to the rest in the options of ‘ break’ (1/13) and with his serve at the most decisive moment. However, Felix Auger-Aliassime held the Canadian team back with a resounding 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Lorenzo Musetti.
Toni Nadal’s pupil signed up for the doubles, while Italy opted for Matteo Berrettini as Fognini’s partner. The first set took Italian color after a ‘break’ in the third game but, with a lot of cloth to cut, the Canadian duo held on and forced a sudden death in which they totally dominated.
The North American comeback won many points despite the fact that Berrettini and Fognini struck first again. Pospisil and Auger-Aliassime responded immediately to the ‘break’ and added one more in the eleventh game, already decisive to go to the final.