Tennis News: Felix Auger Aliassime and Vasek Pospisil became heroes for Canada as they eventually secured a 2-1 victory over Spain in Group B of the Davis Cup held in Valencia.
The two Canadians played two matches each and managed to win the double. They came from 4-5 down in the tiebreaker snatching three straight games to snatch a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Marcel Granollers and Pedro Martinez at home.
“Yeah, that’s pretty crazy,” exclaimed Auger Aliassime. “I don’t know how we’ve been able to do that. We’ve had great comebacks and played at impressive levels in the last three games. We’re in a few slightly different areas.”
The Canadian team seemed to have no chance when they entered the deciding set of the doubles match. World No. 13 alone spent around 4 hours 55 minutes on the pitch and world No. 141 Pospisil received treatment for his lower back in a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to the player local, Roberto Bautista Agut in the first singles match.
However, Frank Dancevic’s protege responded to the Spanish team’s play by fighting to the end.
“We are knights,” Dancevic said. “We fought until the end. I told them to focus on their shots. They pulled amazing returns. It was a great end to an amazing day.”
The story of the day should have been a victory for world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the Davis Cup, but the 19-year-old failed to overcome the inspiring play of Auger Aliassime who won a 6-7, 6- 4, 6- 2 victory in the second game in singles defense for 2 hours 50 minutes.
“It was a big win for me and my team,” Auger Aliassime said. “Because Carlos is the new world number 1, of course. But he’s put in a lot of effort, so we have to respect him after crossing the Atlantic and coming to play here, well done.”
Swallowing his first loss since winning the 2022 US Open, Alcaraz said: “I didn’t come here in the best of conditions. I only have two days to adjust my game on the court, but I want to be here to represent Spain and share this moment as world number 1 with my friends, my family and my team.”
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