Spain won the Davis Cup tennis tournament on Sunday after beating Canada in the Caja Magica in Madrid.

The Spanish had been forced to dig deep to win 2-1 against Britain on Saturday night in a tie which ended close to 1am on Sunday morning with a nail-biting doubles match, but led by Rafael Nadal they were unstoppable against the Canadians on Sunday with Roberto Bautista Agut beating Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliasimme 7-6, 6-3.

That set the stage for Nadal, the world number one, to once again be the hero for his nation.

Nadal stormed through the first set of his match against Denis Shapovalov 6-3, but Shapovalov improved in the second set and took it to a tense tiebreak which Nadal won after 16 tense points 7-6(7) to give the Spanish the sixth Davis Cup in their history before the final doubles tie.