Davis Cup Finals - Spain vs Canada - Preview and Prediction
A week of terrific tennis will come to an end with a fitting finale between Spain and Canada tonight.
The new Davis Cup format with shorter duration and best of three matches was an experiment. Though it conflicted with tradition, the matches had entertainment, fighting spirit, superstar presence and an electric crowd.
- Rafael Nadal is unbeaten in Davis Cup singles matches since 2004
- Spain has won the Davis Cup five times
- Canada are playing their first Davis Cup final
- Both Spain and Canada won their semifinals in three matches
- Both Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov have lost one singles match respectively
Despite injury concerns and personal setbacks, Spain and Canada have managed to play their matches with the available combinations. Playing their best under pressure have been their plus points.
On one hand, Spain is depending a lot on veterans like Nadal, Feliciano Lopez and Roberto Bautista-Agut to win matches
The energy of the Next-Gen sensation, Denis Shapovalov and the surprise package in Vasek Pospisil has been key to Canada's success.
"I am at a loss for words, it is incredible how far we have come this week, with me and Vasek playing on a different level. "It’s unbelievable to see and to clinch it like this, in the doubles, I would not have it any other way.", said Denis Shapovalov after Canada won against Russia in the semis.
"It was very close. I think we played a great match, Feli served amazing and I think in the important moments he did everything well". We are super happy, has been an amazing and unforgettable evening for all of us." said Rafa after clinching the doubles match versus Britain in the semis.
The fantastic form of Nadal may prove to be the difference between both teams
The atmosphere will keep not just tennis fans, but people all over the globe excited.
Prediction - Spain to win in three matches
Cover image credit: The Stats Zone