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Nadal's pursuit of No. 1 derailed by Canadian teen

© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Minas Panagiotakis
Published by , Friday 08/11/17 08:25

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. The 18-year-old Shapovalov rallied to stun Nadal in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday. "I was just swinging for the fences," said Shapovalov, who needed a wild card to get into the tournament. "The whole day I was like - there's no chance. I will go and have fun but there is no way I am beating this guy," Shapovalov said. The 31-year-old Nadal would have returned to No. 1 in the world if he reached the semi-finals. "He played well. He has great potential," Nadal said. "I wish him the best. He played with the right determination."
Source: AFP

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Players are not supposed to get faster and stronger as they get older. Mmm ... Just saying. ...
mellime il y a 1 jour
The USTA and WTA allowed Sharapova to use dope for her entire career, until WADA busted her. Sharapova is receiving Wildcards as HUSH money.... Sharapova receives HUSHcards from the USTA and WTA, not Wildcards
tljtrust il y a 1 jour
The USTA and WTA allowed Sharapova to use dope for her entire career, until WADA busted her. Sharapova is receiving Wildcards as HUSH money.... Sharapova receives HUSHcards from the USTA and WTA, not Wildcards
tljtrust il y a 1 jour
Well played Anastasia
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Good luck, Daria
Aejoo il y a 3 jours
He looks closer to 40 can't believe he's 29
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