Malaga (Spain) (AFP) – In the first round of the quarterfinals of the final phase of the Davis Cup, between the current champion Canada and Finland, Otto Virtanen (171st in the world), gave the Finns the tying point by defeating Gabriel Diallo (139th) 6-4 , 7-5 in the second individual duel, this Tuesday in Malaga.
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In that quarterfinal matchup in which the two teams were deprived at the last minute of their leaders, Felix Auger-Aliassime (29th) for Canada, and Emil Ruusuvuori (69th) for Finland, Milos Raonic (318th) had added the first point for Canada by defeating Patrick Kaukovalta (715th) 6-3, 7-5 in the first match.
Raonic, renowned for his powerful serve and who became number 2 in the world, at 32 years old, is navigating the depths of the ATP rankings after years of injuries.
Thus, the doubles duel in the late afternoon will decide the name of the first semi-finalist.
The final phase of the Davis Cup will be held in the Martín Carpena pavilion in Malaga (Spain) from November 21 to 26.
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