South African Lloyd Harris slowed his course in three similar 6-4 innings in the third round of the United States Open on Saturday in Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov in New York.
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The 10th rocket in the world failed to set its rhythm as in the previous two rounds.
Even when he was the first man to break his opponent in one set, which happened in the second and third sets, Shapovalov was unable to achieve it. In each case, Harris returns to his service after a few games.
The 46th ATP rocket responded to every attack by Canadians, testifying to its five service breaks on nine occasions. Shapovalov problems with balls in hand do not appear on Harris breaking chances. Ontario played only 68% of his first balls, as well as gaining the upper hand in 68% of rallies after a successful first serve. The figure dropped to 33% when “Shapo” changed his second ball.
For his part, Harris made 10 aces and exchanged 72% of his first balls, winning 75% of rallies under such circumstances. He also gave Shapovalov (8) several chances to break, but unlike his opponent, he was able to save the furniture (6).
Even in winning shots and non-forced errors, Harris (26; 23) dominated more than Shapovalov (24; 40). In the next round, Harris will face American Reilly Opelka. Rogers Cup finalist Georgian Nicolas Basilashvili defeated Toronto 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in three sets. Pospisil lost in the doubles
In the men’s doubles, Canadian Wasek Pospisil and his Danish partner Frederick Nielsen will face off in the second round, finishing seventh in the second round between Kevin Kravitz of Germany and Horia Tecau of Romania. -6 (12) and 7-6 (4).
Despite having nine chances to win, including five in the same game in the first inning, the pair were unable to break any of them.
For their part, Nielsen and Pospisil broke two chances of not taking advantage.