Spain faces Canada in Davis Cup final
Spain's Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez (left) in action during their doubles match against Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in the semifinals of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid on Saturday
ways dramatic, especially with the new format," said Nadal.
Edmund had earlier justified the decision of British captain Leon Smith to select him ahead of three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray by seeing off Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
But Nadal swatted aside Evans 6-4, 6-0 to set up the doubles showdown.
Earlier on Saturday, the 20 year old Shapovalov had drawn Canada level by beating Khachanov after Rublev's win over Pospisil in the opening match. The Canadian pair then edged out Khachanov and Rublev in a thrilling deciding-set tie-break. Canada secured a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory on its second match point to finish a tie which lasted six and a half hours.
Earlier, Shapovalov had seen off Khachanov in a dramatic match. The in-form Rublev had made it four singles wins from as many matches this week by brushing aside Pospisil 6-4, 6-4.
Croatia to face either India or Pakistan
Madrid, Spain - Croatia will play either India or Pakistan to qualify for next year's Davis Cup, after the draw for the qualification stage was made on Sunday. The 2018 champion crashed out in the group stage of this week's tournament in Madrid.
Spain, Canada and the two losing semifinalists, Great Britain and Russia, automatically qualify for the competition next year, as well as Serbia and France, who have been granted the two wild card slots. It leaves 12 places for the winners of the qualifiers, which will be contested on the weekend of March 6 and 7.