Canada booked their place in a first Davis Cup final ©Getty Images

Canada booked their place in their first Davis Cup Final after they overcame Russia in the semi-finals of the new-look tournament in Madrid.

Andrey Rublev appeared to have set Russia on course for the final after he secured a 6-4, 6-4 win against Vasek Pospisil at La Caja Mágica.

A tight second match saw Denis Shapovalov keep Canadian hopes of a maiden final alive as he beat Karen Khachanov 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Both teams fielded their singles players in the doubles contest, with Pospisil and Shapovalov winning the crucial contest 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.

The result saw Canada surpass their previous best finishes in the Davis Cup, having been beaten at the semi-final stage in both 1913 and 2013.

Hosts Spain faced Britain in the second semi-final.

Kyle Edmund gave the British team a perfect start to the semi-final as he maintained his upturn in form against Feliciano Lopez.

Edmund emerged with a 6-3, 7-6 win against Lopez, a late replacement for the injured Pablo Carreno Busta.

Spain turned to world number one Rafael Nadal to level the score against Dan Evans.

Evans had put up a strong challenge to Nadal in the opening set before the Spaniard eventually broke to take the opener and dominate proceedings in the second.

Nadal sealed a 6-4, 6-0 win to take the match to a crucial doubles contest.

He teamed up with Lopez in the men's doubles contest against Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.

Nadal and Lopez emerged as 7-6, 7-6 winners of a tightly fought contest to reach the final.