Sports Shapovalov eliminated from Rogers Cup

07:19  13 august  2017
07:19  13 august  2017 Source:   msn.com

Denis Shapovalov: 5 things to know about rising star

  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.

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.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup after falling 6-4, 7-5 to Alexander Zverev of Germany in the semifinals. German will play Roger Federer in Sunday's final. The Canadian Press · August 13, 2017.

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.

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.

MONTREAL -- Canadian Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup after falling 6-4, 7-5 to Alexander Zverev of Germany in the semifinals.

Zverev brings Shapovalov ’s brilliant run to an end. Tebbutt: Novak finds his form. Tebbutt: Milos in sync at Rogers Cup . In life and in tennis, one man’s loss can be another man’s gain. Eliminated in the last round of the qualifying event, Ernesto Escobedo of the US was called up to replace Tomas

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.

Denis Shapovalov beats Mannarino to advance to Rogers Cup semifinals

  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.

Shapovalov eliminated from Rogers Cup . -- MONTREAL - Denis Shapovalov 's dream week ended, but a rivalry may have been born with rising star Alexander Zverev. The stirring comebacks that

Federer signing a few autographs following his 3 set win over Ferrer # RogersCup pic.twitter.com/hJg9nis2Mb. Canadian Denis Shapovalov upsets No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal with epic three-set victory to advance to Rogers Cup quarter-finals in Montreal. pic.twitter.com/cywlcrrThB.

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.

All eyes on Denis Shapovalov as the new Canadian tennis star to watch: Cox

  All eyes on Denis Shapovalov as the new Canadian tennis star to watch: Cox That’s what we call a conversation changer.The moment Denis Shapovalov ripped his final forehand winner past a helpless Rafael Nadal to defeat the Spaniard on Thursday night at Uniprix Stadium in one of Canada’s most significant tennis achievements ever, it altered many of the important discussion points on the sport in this country.

Denis Shapovalov of Canada returns to Alexander Zverev of Germany during the semi-finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday August 12, 2017, in Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup after falling 6-4, 7-5 to Alexander Zverev of Germany in the semifinals.

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.

Good start for Canadians in US Open qualifier .
NEW YORK - Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime won their first-round qualifying matches Tuesday at the US Open. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Denis Kudla while Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal defeated Japan's Hiroki Moriya 6-3, 6-3. The 69th-ranked Shapovalov is seeded second in the qualifying draw after his breakout performance at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. He defeated Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro en route to a semifinal appearance. Other Canadians entered in the men's qualifying draw include Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont.

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