As was the case at the National Bank Open last week, Denis Shapovalov of Canada lost once again at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday night.
This time he lost to Frenchman Benoit Pier 6-3, 4-6 and 7-5 in three sets. This was Shapovalov’s fourth defeat in a row until the quarter – finals of the Wimbledon tournament in July against Russian Karen Khachanov (30).E).
It was the fourth confrontation between the two men, but the first in hard court. The Frenchman won the upper hand three times.
“Shapo”, the sixth seed in the world’s 10th racket and tournament, won the first round.
Pair (50th), meanwhile, defeated Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic (58th)E) In the first round.
The winner now crosses the swords with the winner of the game between American John Isner (26)E) And Italian Janic Sinner (15E) In the next round.
Agar-aliasim must wait
In addition, along with New Zealander Marcus Daniel, Cubeser Felix Agar-alias Syme had to start his course in doubles, but Rain decided differently.
Their clash with Americans Steve Johnson and Austin Krajisek was postponed until Wednesday.
FAA, 17E In the singles world, Khachanov must also face off.