World No. 11 Felix Auger-Aliassim expressed happiness over defeating Cameron Norie in the ATP Cup against Great Britain and keeping Canada alive. Canada got off to a rough start after Denis Shapovalov’s surprise loss to Dan Evans.
After losing to Shapovalov, Auger-Aliasim were under pressure to give their best against Indian Wells Masters 2021 champion, Nori. Auger-Aliasim didn’t miss out on defeating Nori 7-6, (4) 6-3.
“I am satisfied with the victory,” said Auger-Aliassime in his on-court interview on the ATP Cup website. “Playing against a player like Cam who plays really well, you’re trying to find a way to win and at the end of the day the most important thing is winning.
I am happy to keep the team alive, but the work is not done yet.”
Auger-Aliasime and Shapovalov again won the deciding double match
After Auger-Aliasime forced a crucial match, Auger-Aliasime teamed up with Shapovalov in doubles, and the two defeated Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury 6–4, 6–1.
Shapovalov performed well in doubles and made up for his loss in singles. “I love representing my country,” Evans said after defeating Shapovalov. “In my opinion, that’s the best you can do in any sport.
It’s amazing to be out here with the fans, all the people shouting at you whoever you are yelling at it was great. “I think when I play my serve I try to be aggressive and [den Ball] Maneuver and then in his service games, if I have to, I backtrack a bit and tonight was a good opportunity to defend a little more and frustrate him. ,
Canada has now won and lost in the ATP Cup. Canada lost to the United States in the first series but returned against Great Britain. Auger-Aliassim’s Canada will take on Germany in their last group game of the event. Photo Credit: Peter Staples / ATP Tour
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