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Two amazing finals. Rafa has had some doozies when it comes to great matches. Man.
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Canada advances to Davis Cup final for 1st time in history

Ailish Forfar
November 23, 2019
Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates winning a point against Russia's Karen Khachanov during the semi-final singles tennis match between Russia and Canada at the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019 in Madrid on November 23, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
Denis Shapovalov has plenty to celebrate after leading Canada to its first-ever Davis Cup final. (JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Canada’s incredible run continued at the Davis Cup with an intense tie-break semifinal victory over Russia to advance to the final for the first time in history.

Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil defeated Russian duo Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov in dramatic fashion, 6-3, 3-6, 6-6 (7-5).


Tennis Canada@TennisCanada

CANADIAN HISTORY. 🍁@denis_shapo and @VasekPospisil defeat Khachanov/Rublev 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), sending Canada into the Davis Cup FINAL with a 2-1 win over Russia.

It’s a first-ever @DavisCup final for Canada. Wow.

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“I have no words, it’s unbelievable,” Shapovalov said on the broadcast after the match.

Canada entered the tournament ranked No.13, and its storybook run to the final included wins over No. 10 Italy, No. 6 United States, No. 9 Australia, and today’s history writing tie-break win against Russia.


Copa Davis@CopaDavis

🇨🇦 ¡Histórico! Canadá disputará su primera final de #CopaDavis#DavisCupMadridFinals 🇷🇺🆚🇨🇦

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Canada will face the winner of the second semifinal between Great Britain or Spain this afternoon. The final will take place on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Whatever the result, this will be the culmination of an outstanding year for Tennis Canada with 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu emerging as a young superstar this season on the women’s side, and Felix Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov on the men’s side.

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Canada came up a little short, losing to Spain 2-0. Nonetheless, what an accomplishment for the young men, who weren't expected to make it out of the first round. 
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"Please win two more Grand Slams so we can leave Margaret Court and her offensive views in the past where she belongs"

John McEnroe aka the Comissioner of Tennis is back and he's got a request for @SerenaWilliams 🙏

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