Canada is the first country to advance to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup after defeating the United States on Tuesday in Madrid after two singles, which follows the one achieved the day before at the expense of Italy .
With two wins, the Canadians are assured of first place in Group F. They will play in the quarter-finals against Belgium or Australia who compete for first place in Group D.
As on Monday, Canada won both singles thanks to Vasek Pospisil who beat Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (9/7) and Denis Shapovalov who dominated Taylor Fritz 7-6 (8 / 6), 6-3.
But this time, the Canadiens dropped out before the double, giving them a 6-0, 6-0 win over the United States. No other penalty is applicable "because an independent doctor found that three of the four Canadian players were unable to play double," said an official of the International Federation (ITF) to AFP.