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

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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Halep take that spot from Karo
ali il y a 13 minutes
Tbh I like the unpredictability
vishruth.sgs il y a 42 minutes
True Nyteowl. Puts things in perspective doesn't it....
davidcarr9772 il y a 1 heure
This is really great news. No major interruptions at the business end of the tournament. Good work are the best. il y a 1 jour
It is also in his Hometown and there no Atp tournament there so it was obvious he would be included
Vinayak il y a 2 jours
Who is the female?
Hope Foster il y a 2 jours