When Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to give his country an unbeatable 2-0 lead against Australia in Malaga, he propelled Canada to its first Davis Cup Finals victory.
The World No. 6 won both of his singles and doubles matches to guarantee Canada a spot in the championship match, and he followed that up with a resounding victory over de Minaur. After one hour and 42 minutes, Auger-Aliassime won after firing 22 winners and maintaining composure in important situations.
After making its maiden appearance in the title match in 2019, Canada became the first nation to ever win the Davis Cup Finals. When Roberto Bautista Agut and Rafael Nadal defeated Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov, respectively, they came agonisingly close to giving their nations their first Davis Cup victory.