Davis Cup Junior Team photo

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The 2023 Davis Cup Juniors Finals begin today in Cordoba, Spain, where 16 teams, each composed of three players aged 16 and under, are divided into four groups as they duke it out in a battle for the crown.

Team Canada will feature twin brothers Nicolas and Mikael Arsenault as well as Adam Farag Cao. The team is captained by Nicolas Todero.

The junior team saw plenty of success during the mid-2010s when Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, and Benjamin Sigouin won it all in 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The following year, in Budapest, Hungary, Auger-Aliassime led them to second place.

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With a return to Spain in 2023, Team Canada will look to repeat their good fortunes from eight years ago and bring a second title back to the country.

The Davis Cup Juniors finals will begin with a three-day round-robin where Canada will face off against the United States, Japan, and Thailand.

A year ago, the U.S. lost in the finals to Team Brazil 2-0. Given the country’s recent success, they will be a force to keep an eye on during the group stages.

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The top two teams from each group will proceed to the quarter-finals which will begin on Nov. 3, following a rest day.

Despite some tough competition, Team Canada shouldn’t feel too intimidated.

At the 2023 Under 18 Fischer Outdoor National Championships in Toronto, the aforementioned Nicolas Arsenault took home the trophy, beating top seed Junghee You in straight sets.

On his way to the finals, he had to face his twin brother and doubles partner Mikael, showing that both of them have the chops to bring Canada far into the Davis Cup Juniors.

The Davis Cup Juniors will be available to watch via livestream here.