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Nadal delivers glory for Spain as Davis Cup starts new era

Monday, 2019-11-25 07:37:12
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Tennis - Davis Cup Finals - Final - Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - November 24, 2019 The Spain team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup. (Reuters)
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Spain’s talisman Rafael Nadal sealed a sixth Davis Cup title for his country on Sunday when they beat Canada 2-0 in the final of the revamped event, with the 33-year-old Nadal fighting off Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-6(7) to give Spain their first title since 2011.

* Sevilla climbed above Atletico Madrid into third place in La Liga by earning a nervy 1-0 win away to Real Valladolid on Sunday.

* Kim Sei-young sank a 25-foot birdie putt at the final hole to win the CME Group Tour Championship and the biggest prize in women's golf, US$1.5 million in Florida on Sunday (Nov 24).

* Oli McBurnie's stoppage-time equaliser earned Sheffield United a 3-3 draw against Manchester United at Bramall Lane in the Premier League on Sunday after the visitors had been on the verge of a thrilling comeback victory.

* Substitute Felipe Caicedo scored a stoppage-time goal as Lazio claimed a fifth successive Serie A win by beating lowly Sassuolo 2-1 away on Sunday.

* AS Roma defender Chris Smalling scored and then provided two assists as his side thumped bottom-of-the-table Brescia 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday.

* The draw for the 2020 Davis Cup qualifiers was made on Sunday with several standout ties including a South American derby between Colombia and Argentina and an Eastern European tussle featuring neighbours Slovakia and Czech Republic.

* Broadcaster ESPN claimed a new world record for attendance at a tennis match on Saturday, with more than 42,000 people watching Germany's Alexander Zverev go down 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 to Roger Federer in an exhibition match in Mexico City.

* Japan Tour money list leader Shugo Imahira claimed his second victory of the season at the Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament on Sunday after the organizers decided to scrap the final round due to a heavy thunderstorm in Miyazaki.

Reuters, CNA