Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, Quebec has led Canada to the knockout stage of the 2022 Davis Cup. Heading into Saturday’s action, Canada needed just one win in three matches against Serbia to reach the quarterfinals in November. Auger-Aliassime came through with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Miomir Kecmanovic in Valencia, Spain.
The win guaranteed Canada a second place spot in Group B. Spain will be able to win the group with a win over South Korea on Sunday.
Canada becomes the sixth country to reach the knockout stage of the Davis Cup. They are joined by the United States, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Australia. The knockout stage will go from November 22-27 in Malaga, Spain.
Next up for Auger-Aliassime is the Laver Cup, which will take place next weekend at the O2 Arena in London, England. Auger-Aliassime will be part of Team World that also contains Americans Taylor Fritz, Jack Sock and Tommy Paul, along with Australia’s Alex de Minaur, and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Team Europe meanwhile has Norway’s Casper Ruud, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Switzerland’s Roger Federer, Great Britain’s Andy Murray, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. This will be the final event for Federer, who announced his retirement last week.