Sports Denis Shapovalov’s inspiring Rogers Cup run won’t soon be forgotten

15:41  13 august  2017
15:41  13 august  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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MONTREAL — Denis Shapovalov did not go gently into that good night.

The 18-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native, who came into the Rogers Cup as the 143rd ranked player in the world and vaulted his way up to No. 67 this week with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva, Juan Martin del Potro, top-seed Rafael Nadal and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, gave Germany’s Alexander Zverev a run for his money on Saturday.

But ultimately Shapovalov failed to become the youngest player in history to reach the final of a Masters 1000 event.

After he sailed a looping backhand into the doubles alley to drop the match 6-4, 7-5, he took to the border of centre court and put things in perspective in an interview with Sportsnet’s Arash Madani.

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After getting off to a quick start, Denis Shapovalov , the story of the 2016 Rogers Cup so far, saw his run on home soil end suddenly at the hands of former young gun Grigor Dimitrov.

“It was an unbelievable week for me,” Shapovalov said.

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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