Canadian guy Felix Auger-Aliassime (11th in the ATP) put his team in the semi-finals by defeating Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-4 4-6 6-3 in a tough test. To establish the final 2-0.
“I feel very good after I beat Zverev. He has won me many times before. The crowd was great. I hope to see you on Saturday in the semi-finals”, he confirmed, referring to the tie that will face Russia from Daniil Medvedev and Roman Sviulin.
He didn’t get carried away by pressure despite the responsibility of carrying him on his shoulders and managed to save seven of the nine break balls he conceded throughout the match. This helped him approach in a face-to-face confrontation with the tennis player from Hamburg (2-4).
The first point of the night came Denis Shapovalov after beating German Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 In what was a fight for who finished the point in fewer shots.
Shapovalov, who came to the team championship exhausted due to his backside positive for Covid-19, He ended up tying a total of 41 winners over the two-and-a-half hours that made up the showdown.
“We have a great opportunity. We still have a lot to do, but we’re fighting the same way we’ve done so farShapovalov said after winning his first singles victory.