There is still controversy surrounding Canada’s Davis Cup victory. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov led their team to success for the first time 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 later find themselves playing the last group stage taking advantage of Russia’s wild card, expelled from the tournament due to the war against Ukraine.
Now that Dancevic’s men have even brought home the Salad Bowl, beating Australia in the title match, the complaints are rising. Among those who opposed 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 no longer has the same values.»
Aliassime drags Canada: Toni Nadal’s message
Toni Nadal congratulated Felix Auger-Aliassime for helping Canada win their first Davis Cup title.
After Denis Shapovalov gave Canada the early lead over Australia by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis, Auger-Aliassime edged past Alex De Minaur in the next match to seal Canada’s victory. In Malaga, Auger-Aliassime was absolutely fantastic in his team, which they won 3-0 in their 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 congratulations on an incredible year leading up to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin last week. It’s a pleasure working with you and your team,» Toni Nadal wrote on Instagram.