Here is the official running order for tonight. Due to the late finish, play has been delayed and it seems like the players will be on court in about 45 minutes.
Denis Shapovalov is very happy:
It’s honestly unbelievable. I’m in a loss of words. It’s incredible how far we’ve come as a squad.
Canada have reached their first ever Davis Cup Final! Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) to clinch the tightest of 2-1 victories over Russia.
As we prepare for the evening session, the first semi-final between Canada and Russia is going all the way. After Andrey Rublev defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4 and Canada’s Denis Shapovalov responded with a 6-4 4-6 6-4 win over Russia’s Karen Khachanov, they are heading to a third set tiebreak in the deciding doubles rubber.
Hello! Welcome to our coverage of semi-final day at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, where Great Britain’s quite nice run of opponents comes to an end. To reach another final, the team will have to beat the brilliant Spanish team on home soil, spearheaded by Rafael Nadal.
Yesterday, Great Britain came through an evenly-matched tie against Germany with two brilliant performance. First, Kyle Edmund produced a majestic display of attacking tennis, bulldozing Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets. Then Dan Evans shook off his opening two losses to see off Jan Lennard Struff, the top ranked singles player of the tie, in a third set tiebreak.
With Rafael Nadal standing across the net against Evans tonight, the key to victory will almost certainly rest on the opening match between Edmund and Pablo Carreño Busta. Carreño has taken Spain’s second singles spot in tragic circumstances after No 9 Roberto Bautista Agut was forced to withdraw from the knockout stages after the death of his father. Carreño, a former top 10 player himself, struggled in yesterday’s three sets loss to Guido Pella. Given the form he has established in his previous two matches, Edmund should like his chances on these fast courts.
Andy Murray will have to settle for a spot on the bench tonight, but after the form showed by his teammates yesterday, he will almost certainly understand that it was the obvious and correct decision. Look forward to plenty of fistpumping from him throughout the evening.