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Ending dream run, Israel-born Shapovalov knocked out of Rogers Cup

Ending dream run, Israel-born Shapovalov knocked out of Rogers Cup

CANADIAN teenager Denis Shapovalov shocked top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, spoiling the Spaniard's chances of returning to world number one.

Zverev ended 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov's stunning run with a 6-4 7-5 victory in the second semi-final.

2016 was undoubtedly Shapovalov's finest year in the ITF juniors circuit as he won the Wimbledon's Boys' Singles title by defeating Australian Alex De Minaur in the final despite dropping the first set.

Federer, who will battle with Rafael Nadal at the Cincinnati Masters next week to replace Andy Murray as world number one, faces Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final. I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals.

"I just tried to stay steady, tried to take the ball on the rise and try to stay aggressive when I could and keep my serves aggressive too", Wozniacki said, according to WTATennis.

"I have reached levels that I never thought I would be able to reach, winning so many titles", Federer told the ATP's website.

"Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?"




Unlike the match against Ferrer, in which he made a lot of unforced errors before managing a 4-6,6-4, 6-2 win, Federer was in complete control while decimating Agut. And he did break right back, utilizing a series of nervy volleys that passed and froze and even drew a racquet-tapping ovation from Zverev.

All-Shapo all the time, pretty much, though Federer was careful to give Zverev equal chat time - as, indeed, Zverev was the odds-on favourite to beat the brash kid from Richmond Hill.

"To be in the quarterfinals here in Montreal is a very good result for me, also getting hard-court matches under my belt".

"I started off pretty slow, just drained from yesterday". He recovered from the precipice, winning a mammoth rally at 15-40 with his physical superiority, and eventually went on to claim a break for 6-5 when Shapovalov-for the third time in the evening-double-faulted a break away. Number one for me was anyway something for later in the year.

The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match was interrupted. That took me, honestly, a couple of years to get more calm in my head, that I have to deal with it. "Then you're thinking, 'OK, it might happen again.' That it happens, it's just awesome". "You have to win these matches. But, in general, to make an achievement like this is good because it shows you can do it".

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig powered past Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.