October 19, 2021

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“It’s a dream come true” – Denis Shapovalov

"It's a dream come true" - Denis Shapovalov

At the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, Denis Shapovalov chose the right time to sign off on his fantastic performance. The Canadians beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 at Central Wimbledon.

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The 10th favorite Canadian in the competition did not give the former London tournament champion a chance in this third round match.

Southpa took a 5-1 lead. However, despite being 34 years old, Murray found a way to get back into the game by winning three consecutive points. Shapovalov, on the other hand, maintained his composure to eliminate the first set.

In the second set, we saw a similar scenario as “Shapo” took a 4-1 lead for two service breaks. The match took place in the sixth game.

While on duty, the 22-year-old saved five break points to make it 5-1. In this long scene, he commits two double errors that keep him in a sensitive position. However, he was able to get it.

“A Hero”

After the Central Stadium roof closed at the end of the second set, Shapovalov regained his first serve. He has eight aces to travel for decisive victory in three sets.

“It was a dream come true,” Shapolov told the court after the win. When I was a young player working hard in training, experiencing this kind of moment. ”

“It’s so wonderful to be able to face a myth that has inspired me and so many other people. A hero. Playing a game in Central విశేషం is so intense.

He felt one of his best games at Wimbledon, but also from his professional start.

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“It was one of the best performances of my career, 12 addedE World player. I gave nothing to my opponent. I was very assertive. “

Enemy group

In addition to defeating Britain, today 118E ATP, Shapovalov had a capricious field and gained the upper hand over the enemy group. Two items that are not visible on the score sheet, but are important in the game results.

“I know the audience will be on Andy’s side, that’s very common,” Shapovalov said at a press conference. I focused on myself, on my game. ”

“I tried to be competitive on all points and I seemed to be in them all. I was very happy with this topic. I set the pace of negotiations as soon as I got the chance.”

Eighth seed Spaniard Roberto Batista will face Aguta in the next round. Shapovalov aims to reach the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournament for the second time.

“It simply came to our notice then. He gives almost nothing to the opponent, analyzing the Canadian. I have to work hard to earn every point. I expect a long battle. “

In the doubles, Wasek Pospisil and his partner Nicolas Monroe of the United States teamed up with Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Felix Agar-Aliasim will face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the third round on Saturday. The game will start at 10 a.m. KST.