Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut win their singles against Canada in the Davis Cup final to give back the trophy to their team.

Spain was the overwhelming favorite to win the new edition of the Davis Cup for various reasons. First, they could count on an in-form and extra motivated Rafael Nadal. In addition, the Spanish team had rather good depth in their team with top players such as Roberto Bautista Agut (world no.9), Pablo Carreno Busta (27) and doubles specialists Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers.

Rafa & C. were opposed to Team Canada that had a fantastic run, but it was carried by only 2 players: Denis Shapovalov (world no.15) and a sensational Vasek Pospisil (150). Unfortunately, Felix Auger Aliassime (21) was not able to compete for the entire week (ankle injury) with the exception of the final as Pospisil was injured.

The singles went down pretty smoothly for team Spain as they didn’t drop a single set. Bautista Agut defeated Auger Aliassime 7-6 (3) 6-3 while Nadal beat Shapovalov (6-3 7-6 (7).

 

Nadal in London, ranking, and results in 2019

Rafael Nadal Stats info

At the moment ranked no.1, Rafael has a 52-7 win-loss record in 2019. Rafael ended his run on the ATP Tour after beating Daniil Medvedev 6-73 6-3 7-64 and Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-74 6-4 7-5.

Roberto Bautista Agut’s ranking and performance in 2019

Roberto Bautista Agut Stats info

Ranked no.9 (career-high), Bautista-Agut played his last match on the 30th of October when he lost to Alex De Minaur 7-62 7-61 in the 2nd round in Paris.

This year the Spaniard has a 40-21 win-loss record. The Spaniard clinched 1 title in Doha.

Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut played each other 3 times. The head to head is 3-0 for Nadal.

The last time that they squared off, Rafael Nadal won 6-1 6-1 in the 2nd round in Monte Carlo on the 17th April 2019.

Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut

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