December 9, 2021

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Ojar Eliasim and Shapovalov are the top 15 players in the world to lead Canada to the Davis Cup

Felix Agar-Aliasim and Denis Shapovalov will lead Canada to the Davis Cup final of the upcoming International Tennis Championships.

Agar-Aliasim of Montreal, ranked 12th in the world, and Richmond Hill’s Shapovalov of Ontario, ranked 13th, join Vancouver’s Vasek Bosbisl as returning players from the Canadian team that reached the final of the 2019 tournament. .

The festival was canceled last year due to a corona virus infection.

Canada will be represented by Brighton Schner of Pickering, Ontario, and Peter Polanski of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, starting on November 25 in Madrid.

The 21-year-old Agar-Alezem Davis is representing Canada in the trophy for the fourth time. In his successful season in 2021 he reached the semifinals of the US Open and climbed to 11th in the ATP Tour rankings.

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Shapovalov, 22, is competing in his eighth Davis Cup. He advanced to the Geneva Open final and Wimbledon semifinals this year.

The 31-year-old will be hired to provide senior leadership at the 21st Davis Cup tournament in Bosphorus.

“We came very close to becoming world champions two years ago and we know this will be a big challenge, with Felix, Dennis, Vasek, Brighton and Peter, we have a team that has the potential to make progress,” the captain said. Frank. Danswick said in a statement.

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“We started with a tough relationship against Sweden and Kazakhstan. All the teams that qualified were very strong, but we went to Spain with great confidence that we could achieve our goal.”

Last Davis Cup Champion

  • 2019 – Spain
  • 2018 – Croatia
  • 2017 – France
  • 2016 – Argentina
  • 2015 – Great Britain
  • 2014 – Switzerland
  • 2013 – Czech Republic
  • 2012 – Czech Republic
  • 2011 – Spain
  • 2010 – Serbia

Djokovic and Medvedev highlight match lists

Novak Djokovic and US Open champion Daniel Medvedev are at the top of the rankings announced Monday for the Davis Cup final.

Djokovic, the 20-time defending champion who lost with great success in the 2021 calendar year, joins Serbian team Philip Krajinovic, Dusan Lazovic, Laszlo Digeri and Myomir Kekmanovic.

After defeating Djokovic in the final at Flushing Meadows in September, he led the Russian team to his first Grand Slam title with 2nd-ranked Medvedev, 6th-ranked Andrei Rublev, 19th-ranked Aslan Khartsev and 30th-ranked Karen Kachanov. Evgeny Donskoy.

Eighteen countries will take part in the group stage tournament, which starts on November 25 at the Hard Courts in Madrid; Innsbruck, Austria; And Turin, Italy. After the quarterfinals in those cities, the semifinals and finals will take place in Madrid.