October 17, 2021

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Denis Shapovalov won in Madrid

Denis Shapovalov won in Madrid

Denis Shapovalov of Canada advanced to the second round of the tournament in Madrid on Sunday, beating Serbian Dusan Lazovic 6-1, 6-3 in Spain.

The 14E The World Rocket, who took advantage of his third match point on the serve, needed just 63 minutes to advance to the next round.

Today’s winner worked hard to bring his first serve point into the game, getting only 47% of the time. Yet he won 90% of the trade.

Thus, the left-hander put a brake on a two-game defeat after losing to Frenchman Corinthian Moutet after passing the second round of the tournament in Estoril, Portugal.

“I’m very good in court today,” he told the Ontario ATP website. I am happy to have this first win pocketed here. ”

With a 21-5 lead in winning the Strokes, Shapovalov was light on Madrid’s clay courts.

“There has not been a big change in the last few days, but Madrid is a place where I have had a lot of success starting from the junior ranks. I have reached the Masters Event semi-finals here. [en 2018] As well as the Davis Cup finals [en 2019], He recalled. It’s a place where I feel at home and feel good there. ”

“Shapo” now has a date with Alexander Bublik, 43E In ATP standings, in the second round. The two have met only once before. It was in the quarterfinals in Marseille last year and the Russian won.