It’s already been a fantastic tournament for Canada, as they’ve overcome Italy, USA, Australia and Russia this week to make the final.
What’s even more impressive is that they’ve achieved this success without Milos Raonic and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Now comes what looks set to be the toughest challenge of all as they face the host nation in the final.
For their part, Spain have defeated Russia, defending title holders Croatia, Argentina and Great Britain en route to the final.
Here we take a look at the matches that will decide the champions of Davis Cup 2019.
Vasek Pospisil vs Feliciano Lopez
If Canada is to have a realistic chance of winning the Davis Cup, it would seem imperative that the 29 year-old Pospisil gives them a winning start against the 38 year-old Lopez (who seems likely to play instead of Roberto Bautista Agut, who looks unlikely to feature following the recent death of his father).
Age has to be a factor against Lopez here, particularly having played both singles and doubles on Saturday.
Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal
Denis Shapovalov has had an excellent few months in the latter stages of 2019 and beating Rafael Nadal in his own backyard in the Davis Cup final would arguably be the highlight of his career to date.
That being said, Nadal’s star quality and the world number one has yet to drop a set in his singles matches this week.
This looks like an enormous task for Shapovalov and it would take a brave man to back against Nadal in any Davis Cup FInal predictions going into this match.
Vasek Pospisil/Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal/Feliciano Lopez
This tie and the outcome of the Davis Cup final itself could well come down to the result of the doubles.
The home crowd is sure to be very vociferous in their support of the Spaniards, but there’s going to be a lot of tennis in the ageing legs of Nadal and Lopez by the time this match is played and the Canadian pairing are certainly capable of pulling off what would only be a relatively minor surprise in winning this match.