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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 53-47, 30-18 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    33 % Auger – 26 of 78
    18 % Bautista – 13 of 70

    The 21-year-old Auger [11] has finally won not only a set, but a match too, as far as main-level finals are concerned. Prior to Sydney (ATP Cup) he had lost all his 8 ATP finals in straight sets as well as a rubber in the Davis Cup final more than two years before # After almost an hour of the opener against Bautista [19] it seemed the streak of bad final matches would be continued but the Canadian survived 5 mini-set points at 3:4 serving very well. The set was exceptionally long partially due to Auger’s long breaks between points on his serve, quite often he was going to the distance (25 seconds). Giving himself time between serves paid off, the 2nd set was one-sided, the 33-year-old Bautista looked tired. “The emotions are unbelievable. There’s no better feeling than winning. We left everything out there. We came back from far in this competition, losing our first four matches. But we never stopped believing,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I think that’s very important. We trust each other to the highest level. Denis and I, everybody in the team — Brayden [Schnur] played in singles, Steven [Diez] played in doubles and they’ve been supporting us all week. They’ve got a tournament next week, but they’re here every day ready to practise, ready to support us.”

    Final (Sydney): Canada d. Spain 2-0
    Denis Shapovalov – Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-3
    Felix Auger-Aliassime – Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(3), 6-3
    Shapovalov/Auger vs Davidovich/Martinez – not played

    Canada’s route to the title:
    round robin:
    USA 0-3, Great Britain 2-1, Germany 2-1
    S: Russia 2-1, F: Spain 2-0

    Auger 3-2 in singles, Shapovalov 3-1, Schnur 0-1
    Auger/Shapovalov 2-1 in doubles, Diez/Schnur 0-1

    # Comparison of Auger-Bautista matches in team competition finals:
    Davis Cup 2019: Bautista d. Auger 7-6(3), 6-3… 1 hours 44 minutes… Total points: 77-59
    ATP Cup 2022: Auger d. Bautista 7-6(3), 6-3… 2 hours 9 minutes… Total points: 83-65

    From left: Diez, Auger, Shapovalov & Schnur

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