Good news for the Canadian tennis fans as finally Felix Auger Aliassime agreed to join his Davis Cup team after recovering from his ankle injury.
Unfortunately, Team Canada had the bad news that Milos Raonic was not fit to play because of a back injury. Raonic released the following statement:
“It is very hard and disappointing for me that I will not be able to represent my country at Davis Cup. My health has continued to let me down through this entire year and now once again. I will take the appropriate time to get healthy and I look forward to being back on court next season.”
Milos will be replaced by the world no.94 Brayden Schnur that commented: “I’m very happy to be able to play in the Davis Cup Finals but, of course, I first want to wish Milos a speedy recovery. It’s an honour for me to represent Canada in this team competition.”
Auger Aliassime recovered from his ankle injury
As anticipated, the good news was that Felix Auger Aliassime recovered from the ankle injury that sidelined him since Vienna. The Canadian is already training, and he looks in great form.
Felix training for the Davis Cup!!!! pic.twitter.com/ju7aLvPNki
— Luke (@Luke16572469) November 15, 2019
Denis Shapovalov’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.15 (career-high), the Canadian played his last match on the 3rd of November when he surrendered to Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 in the final in Paris.
This year the Canadian has a 33-25 win-loss record. The Canadian clinched 1 title in Stockholm. Shapovalov was the finalist in Paris.
Felix Auger Aliassime’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.21, Auger-Aliassime played his last match on the 9th of October when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-63 7-63 in the 2nd round in Shanghai.
Felix Auger Aliassime’s best performance of the present season was reaching the final in Stuttgart, Lyon and Rio de Janeiro.
Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime played each other 4 times. The head to head is 3-1 for Shapovalov.
The last time that they locked horns, Denis Shapovalov won 6-1 6-1 6-4 in the 1st round in U.S. Open on the 27th August 2019.
Here the highlights.