The Canadian tennis team couldn’t beat Spain in the final of the Davis Cup on Sunday, ending a historic near-championship run.
This was the first time Canada has ever made it to the finals of the 119-year-old tennis tournament. During the first singles match of the finals in Madrid, Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime lost to Roberto Bautista Agut (7-6, 6-3).
Spain’s Rafael Nadal also beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the second singles match (6-3, 7-6).
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That meant Canada was out of the tournament, without the need for a deciding doubles match.
Tennis Canada called the run a “brilliant battle,” and said the team will be back for more next time.
What these guys have accomplished this week has inspired a nation.
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— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) November 24, 2019