Sports Shapovalov eliminated from Rogers Cup

07:19  13 august  2017
07:19  13 august  2017 Source:   MSN

Shapovalov advances to second round

  Shapovalov advances to second round Shapovalov advances to second roundThe 143rd-ranked Shapovalov survived four match points in a second-set tiebreak on his way to a 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 victory over the 64th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in the opening round on Tuesday.

Denis Shapovalov hits a shot against Grigor Dimitrov at the Rogers Cup on July 27, 2016 in Toronto. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images). Teen phenom Shapovalov eliminated by Dimitrov in second round of Rogers Cup Add to

Canadian Milos Raonic downed Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening in the second round of the Rogers Cup , while teenager Denis Shapovalov fell to Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3.

Denis Shapovalov © Steven Paston Denis Shapovalov

MONTREAL - Alexander Zverev ended a dream week for 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov with a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup on Saturday night.

The fourth-seeded Zverev, seeking a second tournament title in as many weeks, advanced to the final on Sunday against second-seeded Roger Federer, a 6-3, 7-6(5) winner over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Federer holds a 2-1 edge in career meetings with the German, including a victory on grass in June.

Zverev stretched his match winning run to nine.

Shapovalov, who was playing Challenger-level tournaments only two weeks ago, became the youngest player to reach a Masters 1000 Series tournament with a winning run this week that included knocking off top seed Rafael Nadal and 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro.

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  Denis Shapovalov: 5 things to know about rising star Canadian teen tennis sensation Denis Shapovalov had the biggest win of his young career on Thursday night when he upset top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup. Here are five things to help Canadian tennis fans get to know the budding star a little better.

Eugenie Bouchard falls alongside top-ranked Karolina Pliskova in Rogers Cup doubles. Shapovalov beats del Potro, Raonic eliminated at Rogers Cup . Eugenie Bouchard trying to find her way out of a confidence-killing slump.

With Bouchard and leading Canadian men’s player, Milos Raonic, both eliminated , it is safe to say all eyes are on Shapovalov . The win Thursday makes the teenager from Richmond Hill, Ont., the youngest Masters series quarter-finalist of all time, and the youngest Rogers Cup

It will raise his world ranking from 143rd to about 66th. He earned US$220,760 — more than doubling his career prize money.

Flag-waving fans in the packed grandstands at Uniprix Stadium were hoping for more magic in the battle of youngsters against the 20-year-old Zverev. But the German was too sharp, winning 81 per cent of the points off his serve compared to 64 per cent for Shapovalov.

Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., held his serve through a more than 14-minute game early on, but lost it to go down 4-5 in the opening set, double faulting on break point. It was the fourth time in five matches he lost the first set, but this time there was no coming back.

He wasted two break points at 4-3 in the second, and Zverev was able to get the break for 6-5 after two Shapovalov double faults. It set up a wild final game, with Shapovalov saving two match points and Zverev erasing three break points before it ended with a misfired backhand by the Canadian.

Shapovalov's coach lauds teenager's cool

  Shapovalov's coach lauds teenager's cool Denis Shapovalov's coach wasn't surprised that the teenager was able to keep his head while upsetting a tennis legend on centre court at the Rogers Cup. Martin Laurendeau said Friday that he saw it a year ago when Shapovalov beat Australian star Nick Kyrgios in the Rogers Cup first round in Toronto and the 18-year-old's cool head was evident again this week with wins over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and former world No.1 Rafael Nadal."All the guys he's played up to, he takes it to them," said Laurendeau, who coaches Shapovalov and serves as Canada's Davis Cup captain.

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Canadian Denis Shapovalov earned a stunning upset over Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup Monday, the most impressive part of which was the poise the teenager showed playing through his opponent's shenanigans.

Federer reached his sixth final of the year, and will be seeking a sixth win.

He had considering skipping the event, which would have been disastrous for the promoters with world No. 1 Andy Murray as well as Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka already out with injuries. But Federer decided to play and now has a chance to add to a tally that includes Australian Open and Wimbledon titles this year.

"I'm very happy that I've made it here," he said. "It was a good decision for me.

"If I would have known I would have gone to the finals, I would have said 'yes' right away. Sometimes you've just got to wait and see how you feel. I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals. I haven't wasted too much energy. I've been able to keep points short. I've been really clean at net. I think my concentration and just my playing has gone up a notch. I'm just playing better."

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The second-seeded Federer is seeking a third Rogers Cup title, but his first in Montreal, having won in 2004 and 2006 in Toronto. A victory would give Federer, currently ranked third in the world, one of the top two seeds at the U.S. Open that begins Aug. 28 in New York.

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  Denis Shapovalov beats Mannarino to advance to Rogers Cup semifinals Denis Shapovalov’s improbable Rogers Cup run continued Friday night as the Canadian teenager beat Adrian Mannarino to advance to the semifinals. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., was coming off a second-round win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and a thrilling three-set upset of top-seeded tennis legend Rafael Nadal in the Round of 16.

Eliminated in the last round of the qualifying event, Ernesto Escobedo of the US was called up to replace Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, who went out with a left side injury. Tags:Montreal/Denis Shapovalov / Rogers Cup .

Canadian Denis Shapovalov admits the epic tiebreak that propelled him into the second round of the Rogers Cup is still "a little bit of a blur." Thiem is the highest-ranked player at the tournament to be eliminated so far.

The 36-year-old, coming off victories in Germany and at Wimbledon, is on a 16-match winning streak, his longest since 2012.

Whoever won the other semifinal, Federer knew he would be facing a much younger opponent.

"I think those young players don't quite know what to expect, and (neither) do I, because nobody quite knows," said Federer. "Even though, Zverev is a more experienced player than Shapovalov at this stage.

"It's a huge opportunity for them. It's exciting. To have a player at 18 or 20 years old in the finals of a Masters 1000 is not something we've seen very often. Very rarely, except maybe when Andy, Novak and Rafa (Nadal) were coming up. They were such great teenagers that we maybe saw it more often. Not even I probably achieved finals of a Masters 1000 at that age. It's very exciting for tennis.

"But even Zverev, same thing. I haven't played him that much yet. Never really on a hard court, except at the Hopman Cup. It will also be a good match to watch, I think."

Haase, who upset seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the third round, was in his first career semifinal of a Masters Series tournament.

"I hope it gives me a lot of confidence," Haase said of his performance for the week. "Next week (in Cincinnati), different conditions, different courts, so it's tournament by tournament. But, in general, to make an achievement like this is good because it shows you can do it."

In a semifinals, seventh-seeded Rohan Bopanna of India and Ivan Dodig of Croatia defeated sixth-seeded Raven Klaasen of the Netherlands and Rajeev Ram of the United States 4-6, 7-6 (8), 11-9; and fifth-seeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France downed eighth-seeded Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3.

Denis Shapovalov rockets up world rankings after Rogers Cup .
An unexpected run to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup has rocketed Canada’s newest tennis star up the world rankings. Denis Shapovalov improved from 143rd to 67th in Monday’s updated ATP singles rankings. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ont., introduced himself to Canada last week with an exhilarating performance at the Rogers Cup in Montreal that included a victory over top-seeded Spanish legend Rafael Nadal. The Canadian lost to fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in Saturday’s semifinals but still pocketed a cool US$220,760 in prize money.

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