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szdaily -> Sports
Shapovalov impresses in Rogers Cup
    2017-August-10  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

DENIS SHAPOVALOV of Canada had to fight back from a first-set loss to oust Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in Montreal on Tuesday, but he was able to keep his record in Rogers Cup openers intact.

The 18-year-old engaged in a fierce battle with his 33-year-old opponent, needing a lengthy tiebreak and saving four match points to claim the second set before powering his way to a third-set victory to win the match.

The youngster showed a varied skillset in dispatching Dutra Silva, including a strong forehand at the net to win a crucial second-set rally.

Shapovalov didn’t only rely on power, however. He also showed that he had a deft touch at the net later in the second set, volleying a soft backhand during the tiebreak that ultimately swung the match in his favor.

Moving on to the second round, Shapovalov will face Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the next match.

Genie Bouchard’s day started off poorly, with the top-raked Canadian women’s player falling in straight sets to Donna Vekic in the singles draw, but she found a silver lining in the doubles competition.

Alongside partner Karolina Pliskova, Bouchard advanced to the second round after defeating Dominika Cibulkova and Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2.

Played just hours after Bouchard dropped her singles match, there was some concern that the 23-year-old would not be able to perform due to an ankle issue. However, Bouchard dispelled any talk of an injury hampering her.

“I felt fine out there with my ankle,” Bouchard told reporters after the match.

Pliskova and Bouchard are not regularly a doubles team, and the Montreal native explained after the match that a simple text message led to her partnership with the world No. 1 on the court in Toronto.

The newly-formed duo is scheduled to face Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke in the second round.

Fresh off a breakout tournament in Washington, D.C., 17-year-old Bianca Andreescu had a tougher time on home soil as she lost 6-4, 6-1 to Hungary’s Timea Babos.(SD-Agencies)

 

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