Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Shapovalov Stuns Nadal, Surges Into Montreal Quarters

Roger Federer defeated Canada's Peter Polansky 6-2 6-1 in his first Canadian Open match since losing to Jo Wilfried Tsonga at the 2014 final in Toronto Canadian Shapovalov tops Del Potro in 2nd round at Rogers Cup
Lucia Summers | 12 August, 2017, 04:58

The win over Nadal put Shapovalov into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup, making him the youngest player to advance to the tournament's final eight since Bjorn Borg in 1974.

World no. 2 Tennis star, Rafael Nadal, failed to move up to the no. 1 spot in the ATP ranking after a third round defeat to Denis Shapovalov at the Canadian Open on Friday.

HE'S A LEFTY: Like tennis greats John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Jimmy Connors and Nadal, Shapovalov is left-handed. Probably is the worst lose of the year we have, without a doubt, for me.

After dropping the first set, Shapovalov showed no fear in the second, bringing fans to their feet as they cheered on the Canadian youngster.

In an impressive display of resilience, Shapovalov held his nerve to win the second and third sets despite coughing up two breaks of serve from 4-1 up in the second set.

Denis Shapovalov and Penny Oleksiak, two of Canada's prominent young athletes, will not be switching sports anytime soon.

But Nadal was no more a warrior than his Canadian opponent, who was down 0-3 in the decisive tiebreaker. O'Shannessy also said there is "no ceiling" for Shapovalov, and praised his "great energy and rapport with the crowd".

In the quarterfinals, Shapovalov will face Adrian Mannarino of France.

Federer is through to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over David Ferrer despite losing the first set, although he can not claim the world number one place until Cincinnati.

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Erratic at times, especially in the first half of the clash, Federer was still able to snatch a 17th victory in as many duels against Ferrer. The South African beat the American 6-4, 6-1.

The Swiss Maestro is into the quarterfinals himself in Canada, but can not catch Murray in the rankings on Monday even if Federer should win the title.

Polansky earned a stay of execution after holding serve in the sixth game to make it 5-1, but Federer raced into the next round with a comfortable hold, finishing with an emphatic overhead smash.

Therefore, Federer, who managed 12 aces, has started to serve better and to threaten the service of his rival.

"Everything is good", Stephens said after the match, per Matt Cronin of TennisReporters.net. He was broken in the seventh game, but Shapovalov broke Nadal's serve a second time at 4-5 to secure the second set.

It was nearly a repeat of the score line from their match in Toronto where Federer won 6-2 6-0.

7-6 (4), 6-3 in nearly two-and-a-half hours.

Less than 24 hours after needing 2 hours and 41 minutes, in full sunlight, to eliminate the Japanese Kei Nishikori, Monfils seemed to be heading for a victory early.

Eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost in three sets to Sam Querrey while ninth seed David Goffin is also heading home after going down 7-5 6-3 to Hyeon Chung.

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