Team Canada confirms to be one of the strongest teams in the world with the presence of Denis Shapovalov and Auger Aliassime. The North American youngsters had a rather easy ride against Team Greece lead by Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 3-0.
Shapovalov vs. Tsitsipas
This was probably the match of the day of the ATP Cup. Stefanos is well-known for struggling with the young Canadian. The Greek used to have a 1-2 H2H record against Denis before this match and a 0-2 against the Canadian at junior level. Eventually, the encounter was rather even and the only difference was just that Tsitsipas was extremely passive in the tiebreaks that decided the encounter. The final result was 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4).
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Auger-Aliassime vs. Pervolarakis
This match was much more straightforward as the Canadian was widely expected to make a meal of the Greek, In fact, Felix dropped just 4 games to win the encounter 6-1 6-3.
Stefanos Tsitsipas renounced to play doubles to give space to his brother Petros that teamed-up with Pervolarakis against Denis and Felix. Eventually, the Canadians won the match 6-2 6-3.
Team Canada will now clash against Team Australia in what will probably be the tie that will decide the leadership of the group. Team Greece will face off against Germany.
Denis Shapovalov’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.15 (career-high), Denis played his last match on the 3rd of January when he overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-66 7-64 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 3rd of January when he was overcome by Denis Shapovalov 7-66 7-64 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Denis Shapovalov and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 6 times. The head to head is 5-1 for Shapovalov.
in the below video you can watch the highlights.
Felix Auger Aliassime’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.21, the Canadian played his last match on the 3rd of January when he overcame Michail Pervolarakis 6-1 6-3 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Michail Pervolarakis’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.487, Pervolarakis played his last match on the 3rd of January when he lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1 6-3 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Felix Auger Aliassime and Michail Pervolarakis played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Auger-Aliassime.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.