Rafa Nadal guides Spain to emotional Davis Cup title
Earlier on Sunday, Roberto Bautista Agut edged past Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, ensuring Nadal’s 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) triumph over Shapovalov gave Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead from the tournament that was revamped.
Back in 2010 Nadal won three majors, but the 33-year-old will return 2019 within an extraordinary year as he won the US Open and the French Open, made the Australian Open final and reached the Wimbledon semifinals.
The Mallorcan also finishes the season as world No. 1. Oh and that he and partner Xisca Perello married final month.
“I’m incredibly happy to end the year like this,” Nadal, who won the Davis Cup in 2004, 2009 and 2011, informed reporters.
Nadal’s success against Shapovalov guaranteed the 33-year-old won all of the eight rubbers he played during the 2019 Davis Cup occasion.
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Sunday’s final marked the end of a week of tennis in which football star Gerard Pique’s controversial $3 billion revamp of their Davis Cup had started facing a house in Madrid.
The Barcelona guardian’s investment firm Kosmos has already now signed a 25-year bargain to conduct the countries team event as part of a pact with the global Tennis Federation, however, the format has attracted plenty of criticism.
Rather than the standard format at which one state hosted another — bringing a unique setting and often stadiums, especially 18 countries constructed with games contested over the best of 3 sets, in Madrid.
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On Sunday Pique, combined with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and King Felipe VI, watched on in what was a day to your Spain team at the Caja Magica.
After the Spaniard withdraw from the group on Thursday, after the death of his father Joaquin bautista Agut’s triumph over Auger-Aliassime came.
“I couldn’t have played now with of the job of my teammates this past week,” Bautista Agut told reporters.
“After such a week, I needed to get out there and confront it. Everything was challenging today but I managed to overcome it and get the very first stage for Spain.”
Spain’s team will share $2.1 million for winning the Davis Cup.