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Rafael Nadal puts Spain on the board on Tuesday at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.

Nadal Beats Khachanov In Davis Cup Finals

Canada books QF spot

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal helped Spain pull even against Russia on Tuesday at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid before countrymen Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez teamed up to clinch the Group B round-robin win in the decisive doubles match.

Nadal beat Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6(7), while Granollers and Lopez defeated recent Rolex Paris Masters runners-up Khachanov and Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6(5). 

Nadal improved to 25-1 in Davis Cup matches by winning his 25th consecutive Davis Cup match. He lost the first Davis Cup match he played in 2004 against Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic.

Most Davis Cup Singles Match Wins By A Spaniard

Player

Win-Loss

Manuel Santana

69-17

Manuel Orantes

39-19

David Ferrer

28-5

Juan Gisbert Sr.

27-20

Rafael Nadal

25-1

Earlier Tuesday, Russian Andrey Rublev held off World No. 9 Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(0).

Canada started 2-0 to become the first team to guarantee their place in the quarter-finals. The Canadians beat Italy on Monday in Group F and, thanks to singles wins from Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov, downed the U.S.A. on Tuesday.

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Pospisil improved to 2-0 this week with a 7-6(5), 7-6(7) win against Reilly Opelka, and Shapovalov edged Taylor Fritz 7-6(6), 6-3.

In Group A, Nitto ATP Finals doubles champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut clinched a 2-1 win for France 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5 against Japan's Ben McLachlan/Yasutaka Uchiyama. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-2, 6-1, and Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2 to setup the deciding doubles match.

Australia beat Colombia in Group D as 2019 ATP Tour titlists Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur both won in straight sets. Kyrgios beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4, and De Minaur swept Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-3.

Argentina swept Chile 3-0 behind a 6-4, 6-3 Guido Pella win against Nicolas Jarry, a 6-2, 6-2 Diego Schwartzman victory against Cristian Garin and a 6-3, 7-5 doubles victory for Maximo Gonzalez/Leonardo Mayer versus Nicolas Jarry/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo.

In Group E, Alexander Bublik/Mikhail Kukushkin gave Kazakhstan a 2-1 win against the Netherlands with a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory against Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer. Earlier in singles, Haase beat Bublik 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(5) and Kukushkin beat Botic Van de Zandschulp 6-2, 6-2.

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