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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Felix and Denis of Canada withdraw from the Davis Cup Finals in 2021

Davis Cup Finals

Key Takeaways:

  • Tennis Canada announced that Steven Diez would be joining the Canadian team, including Vasek Pospisil, Brayden Schnur, and Peter Polansky.

Tennis Canada announced on Sunday that US Open semi-finalists Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov would miss the Davis Cup Finals, which begin on November 25.

Auger-Aliassime, who lost in the second round of the Paris Masters earlier this month, announced his withdrawal from the tournament and the end of his season due to a nagging injury.

My doctor recommends a rest to allow me to heal this injury before starting next season,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I always represent my country with great pride, so this is not a decision I have taken lightly.” The team has my full support. After losing to American Tommy Paul in the Davis Cup final in Stockholm on Saturday, Shapovalov announced that he would also skip the tournament.

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“Unfortunately, I will unable to compete in the Davis Cup Finals,” he stated. “It’s always a pleasure also an honor to represent my country in the Davis Cup, but I need some rest in the offseason.” Tennis Canada announced the addition of 30-year-old Steven Diez to the Canadian squad, including Vasek Pospisil, Brayden Schnur, and Peter Polansky.

“We know that Felix and Denis have always made the Davis Cup a top priority since the start of their professional careers,” Canada captain Fran Dancevic said.

“However, it’s been a long and even more difficult season as a result of the protocols and measures put in place to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and we completely understand their decision.” From Nov.25 to December 5, the Davis Cup Finals will be held in three cities: Madrid, Innsbruck, and Turin. The semi-finals and finals of the 18-team tournament will be held in Madrid.

Source: Firstpost

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