Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of competition, and ending a run of 15 straight losses.
Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) and Denis Shapovalov defeated Taylor Fritz 7-6 (6), 6-3 to give the Canadians the lead in Group F of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.
It was Canada’s first win in 16 meetings with the United States in the 119-year-old competition, although the teams had not played since 1965. The Americans had lost only three matches in total against their neighbors in the previous 15 meetings.
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