Eugenie Bouchard congratulated the Canadian men's team for their historic title victory at the 2022 Davis Cup, expressing her pride in their achievement while admitting that she was late in sending her wishes across. Bouchard also gladly highlighted the rise of Canadian tennis in general.
The Canadian Davis Cup team, comprising Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil, Alexis Galarneau, and Gabriel Diallo won the nation's maiden Davis Cup title on Sunday, beating Australia in the final. The men's team swept the team competitions in 2022, winning the ATP Cup earlier in the season, while Auger-Aliassime also won the Laver Cup with Team World.
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Bouchard applauded the Davis Cup team while stressing that Canadians "have become so good at tennis."
"I know I’m late but congrats to Canada’s Davis Cup team!!! Canadians have become so good at tennis. So proud," Bouchard wrote on Twitter.
Since 2018, Canadian players have played in three Grand Slam finals (two singles, one doubles), with Bianca Andreescu's 2019 US Open win and Leylah Fernandez's run to the 2021 US Open final being the most famous ones. Add to that the rapid rise of Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov on the men's circuit and the men's team's 2022 dominance, and Canadian tennis seems destined for more success in the future.
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While Bouchard has not played doubles tennis for Canada with the likes of Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov, she has played in the Hopman Cup alongside Pospisil and Milos Raonic. Bouchard is Canada's most accomplished player in the Hopman Cup with seven wins in tournament history, the most for a Canadian.