Team Canada aims to be the first team to win back-to-back Davis Cup championships since the Czech Republic in 2013.
[MONTREAL, QC] October 23, 2023 — Tennis Canada has officially announced the roster for the upcoming Final 8 stage of the Davis Cup Finals. The tournament will be held from November 21-26 at the Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain. Captained by Frank Dancevic, Team Canada presented by Sobeys will consist of Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC), Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON), Vasek Pospisil (Vernon, BC), Gabriel Diallo (Montreal, QC), and Alexis Galarneau (Laval, QC).
“I am honored and thrilled to captain such a great team at another Davis Cup Final,” said Team Captain Frank Dancevic. “After witnessing the success of this group during the Group Stage, where we won all three ties, and with the addition of Milos (Raonic) and Félix (Auger-Aliassime), we are confident in our ability to secure a second consecutive world title.”
At the age of 23, Auger-Aliassime will be representing Canada for the sixth time in his Davis Cup career. He currently holds a record of nine wins and four losses. In 2022, he had an outstanding Davis Cup performance, losing only in the Group Stage and then winning eight consecutive matches to help secure Canada’s first-ever title. Last week, Auger-Aliassime, ranked 19th in the world, reached the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan, marking his fifth quarterfinal appearance this season.
Raonic, the former World No. 3, will return to the Canadian squad for the first time since 2018. The 32-year-old veteran has been selected to represent Canada 14 times, winning 18 of his 24 matches. Despite missing the entire 2022 season due to injury, Raonic showcased high-level tennis this year, defeating players such as World No. 55 Miomir Kecmanovic and World No. 14 Frances Tiafoe.
Pospisil, the second-most successful Canadian player in Davis Cup history, is once again included in Team Canada’s roster. The current World No. 287 played a crucial role in this year’s Group Stage, winning all four of his matches. Pospisil has a Davis Cup record of 31 wins and 24 losses. Throughout this season, the 33-year-old British Columbian has predominantly competed on the ATP Challenger Tour, reaching the final in Koblenz, Germany in February.
22-year-old Diallo, ranked No. 133 in the world, will participate in his fourth Davis Cup event. He secured his first and second Davis Cup victories during the Group Stage in September, defeating Lorenzo Musetti of Italy and Sweden’s Elias Ymer. Earlier this month, Diallo claimed the ATP Challenger title in Bratislava, Slovakia, marking his second Challenger title in his career.
The team is completed by 24-year-old Galarneau, who will make his fifth appearance at the Davis Cup. Ranked 185th in the world, Galarneau has a 5-2 record in the competition and won all five of his matches last month, playing a significant role in Canada’s qualification for the Final 8 stage. He has reached two ATP Challenger finals this season, winning one of them at the Granby National Bank Championships.
Canada’s first match in the Final 8 stage will be against Finland on November 21. For more information about the Davis Cup Finals format, please click here.