Canada beats Germany to complete last four

Davis CupCanada completed the last four of the Davis Cup tennis tournament with a 2-1 victory over Germany in the final quarter-final on Thursday in Malaga.

Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 152) gave the advantage to Germany, deprived of Alexander Zverev (ATP 12), beating Denis Shapovalov (ATP 18) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2 ) in 2 hours and 5 minutes. Felix Auger-Aliassime (ATP 6) tied the two teams with his 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 victory over Oscar Otte (ATP 65) in 1 hour and 42 minutes.

The double therefore became decisive. The Canadian pair, composed of Vasek Pospisil (unclassified in doubles) and Shapovalov (ATP 75 in doubles) managed to overthrow the German duo, formed by Kevin Krawietz (ATP 25 in doubles) and Tim Pütz (ATP 18 in doubles), to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 after 1 hour and 46 minutes. Canada will take on Italy, a 2-1 victory over the United States earlier in the day, in Saturday’s semi-final. The day before, the other semi-final will oppose Australia to Croatia.

Each meeting, until the final on Sunday, is played in the form of two singles followed by a double. Davis Cup holders Russia were excluded from this year’s event due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

Felix Auger-Aliassime © AFP

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