The brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer won their individual victories confidently against Canada when the seven-time champions Sweden got off to a brilliant start in the Davis Cup final in Madrid on Thursday.

However, the hopes of defending champions Spain are already gloomy out as rising force Carlos Alcaraz was ruled out on Thursday after a positive test for Covid-19.

As runner-up in 2019 but without their top players Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, Canada turned out to be no opponent for the rejuvenated Swedes and lost 0-3.

Australia got off to a bad start in Group D in Turin when they lost 3-0 to 2018 champions Croatia.

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