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Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov to lead Canada at Davis Cup tennis tournament

MONTREAL - Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov will lead Canada at the upcoming Davis Cup Finals international tennis tournament.

Montreal's Auger-Aliassime, ranked 12th in the world, and Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., ranked 13th, join Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil as returning players from the Canadian team that advanced to the final tie of the 2019 tournament before losing to host Spain.

Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., and Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., will also represent Canada at the tournament, which begins Nov. 25 in Madrid.

Auger-Aliassime, 21, will be representing Canada for the fourth time at the Davis Cup. His successful 2021 season saw him reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open and rise to a career-high 11th in the ATP Tour rankings.

Shapovalov, 22, will be taking part in his eighth Davis Cup event. He reaching the final of the Geneva Open and the semifinals of Wimbledon this year..

The 31-year-old Pospisil will be counted on to provide veteran leadership in his 21st Davis Cup event.

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