Denis Shapovalov gets call for Canada's Davis Cup team

Denis Shapovalov of Canada, holds the trophy after winning the Stockholm Open tennis tournament men's single final at the Royal Tennis Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday Oct. 20, 2019. (Henrik Montgomery / TT via AP)

MONTREAL - Fresh off his first ATP Tour title, Denis Shapovalov has been named to Canada's team for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.

Shapovalov, who won the Stockholm Open on Sunday, will be joined by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil at the Davis Cup Finals on Nov. 18-24 in Madrid.

Canada is grouped with Italy and the United States. There are six groups in the 18-team event. The group winners and the next two best teams advance to the quarterfinals.

This marks the first time the Davis Cup champion will be crowned at a neutral site during a weeklong event. Previously, World Group matches were played over the course of a year, with a best-of-five final at a home venue.

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