translated from Spanish: Rafael Nadal was unstoppable and got the sixth Davis Cup for Spain

Tennis player Rafael Nadal completed a glorious week with his victory on Sunday over Denis Shapovalov, 6-3 and 7-6 (7), to give Spain his sixth Salad in a 2-0 over Canada, a turning point that added to an exercise of unstoppable superiority and n the Magic Box of Madrid.Nadal is invincible in Davis Cup and, after Roberto Bautista’s previous victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov suffered it. The young Canadian duo, who won the Junior Davis in 2015 in Madrid’s pavilion, suffered the ‘in crescendo’ motivation of the ‘Armada’, who hasn’t lost a home playoff since 1999, based on comebacks and outplay. Manacor did not lose a match with the ‘Roja’ set for 15 years and achieved his 29th individual victory in a row to return Spain to the top eight years later, fifth title for the Balearic league as feliciano Lopez. Number one was based on more than reliable heal and Shapovalov’s stamina gradually cracked. The American saved a start with doubts, but faced ‘break’ ball on every shot until he fell. Nadal went 5-2 and with 10 forced errors less than his opponent hit the first set in just over half an hour. Shapovalov came from playing the best tennis of his promising career, which began to resonate by beating Nadal himself in Montreal in 2017, and did not throw in the towel. He put up with the slingshot and challenged his prestigious rival in a return that solved the thrill of a sudden death, with three tournament balls on the nth epic day of the Spanish hero. The 19 Grand Slam winner performed Baptist’s emotional victory, who returned to Manolo Santana three days after losing his father. The new Davis did not fail to test the hostess, forced to go back almost every day and shaken by the fatal news that led the Castilian to leave the team. «To get out of adversity you have to face,» he said behind his 7-6(3) and 6-3, which he celebrated with emotion, fingers and a look to the sky. Spain stayed with the Salad bowl at the beginning of a new era for The Davis, a century-old tournament that called for changes and that will still have to do more, but that left a good dose of excitement and passion. Chile said present with group C defeats against Argentina (0-3) and Germany (1-2). Nicolas Massú’s squad will now play in March as a visit to Sweden for a ticket to the 2020 Finals.



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