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Sports Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil off to second round in Shanghai

17:35  07 october  2019
17:35  07 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canadian Denis Shapovalov wins opener at Chengdu Open

  Canadian Denis Shapovalov wins opener at Chengdu Open CHENGDU, China — Canada's Denis Shapovalov saved all nine break points he faced en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in a first-round match on Wednesday at the Chengdu Open. The eighth-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., struck 16 aces in the 72-minute match. Shapovalov, now ranked 34th in the world, is coming off a run to the third round at the U.S. Open. He'll next face American qualifier Bradley Klahn on Thursday.Meanwhile, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil lost 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to Australia's Jordan Thompson.Pospisil advanced to the second round at the U.S. Open after upsetting then-world No. 9 Karen Khachanov of Russia in five sets.No.

SHANGHAI — Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters. © 2019 TPN SHANGHAI , CHINA - OCTOBER 07: Dennis Shapovalov of Canada hits a backhand against Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the first round

SHANGHAI — Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters. Shapovalov , from Shapovalov , from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. Vancouver's Pospisil , a qualifier for the tournament

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 07: Dennis Shapovalov of Canada hits a backhand against Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the first round of the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 07, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)© 2019 TPN SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 07: Dennis Shapovalov of Canada hits a backhand against Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the first round of the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 07, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images) SHANGHAI — Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters.

Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 on Monday.

Vancouver's Pospisil, a qualifier for the tournament, upset No. 14 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-6 (2), 6-2.

The 20-year-old Shapovalov, ranked 36th in the world, won 27 of 29 points on first serve en route to a win over the 51st-ranked Tiafoe.

Canada's Denis Shapovalov advances to quarterfinals at Chengdu Open

  Canada's Denis Shapovalov advances to quarterfinals at Chengdu Open CHENGDU, China — Canada's Denis Shapovalov survived a third-set tiebreaker, while countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime dropped his opening match on Thursday at the Chengdu Open. The eighth-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat American qualifier Bradley Klahn 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the second round of the ATP Tour 250 event. The second-seeded Auger-Aliassime, who got a bye into the second round, lost 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to Joao Sousa of Portugal.Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, tied a career high this week by reaching No. 20 in the rankings, but has now lost his past three matches.

PARIS — Denis Shapovalov is off to the second round of the French Open in his main draw debut at Roland Garros. The Canadian teen, seeded 24th (Photo by TPN/Getty Images) SHANGHAI — Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters. Shapovalov , from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. Vancouver’s Pospisil , a qualifier for the tournament, upset No. 14 seed Diego

The first game of the match stretched to 15 minutes before Tiafoe held serve, but Shapovalov eventually took control with a break in the first set and two more in the second.

"The start of the match was really important and I was trying to step up from the first game," Shapovalov said. "I think the first game helped me find a rhythm on his serve."

Shapovalov, who has won 10 of his past 14 matches after some rough months during much of the spring and summer, next faces world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

He took Djokovic to four sets in the third round of the Australian Open, but only won four games in the second round at the Rome Masters.

"He's beaten me twice so there's not much for me to lose, so I'll just go out there and enjoy myself," Shapovalov said. "I'll go out there and give it all I have.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov books semifinal spot at Chengdu Open

  Canadian Denis Shapovalov books semifinal spot at Chengdu Open CHENGDU, China — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is off to the semifinals of the Chengdu Open. The No. 8 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a quarterfinal on Friday at the ATP Tour 250 event. It marks Shapovalov's third semifinal appearance of the year. The world No. 34 can reach his first final of 2019 with a win over 63rd-ranked Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on Saturday. Shapovalov won 85 per cent of points on first serve and notched nine aces against the 98th-ranked Gerasimov.Shapovalov, 20, has won eight of his past 10 matches after enduring a rocky stretch following a run to the Miami Open semis in March.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Second-seeded Denis Shapovalov beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 7-6, 7-2 on Wednesday in a second - round match at the ASB Classic. Shapovalov , the top-ranked Canadian at a career-high No. 13, received a bye into the second round .

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Second-seeded Denis Shapovalov beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 7-6, 7-2 on Wednesday in a second - round © 2020 Getty Images AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 15: Denis Shapovalov of Canada plays a backhand during his singles match

"It's going to be a tough one, but I have a great game and I think I have a chance to beat him."

Pospisil, whose ranking has slipped to 248th after a back injury sidelined him for the first half of 2019, now has two main-draw wins on the season.

Both have been upsets. He beat then-world No. 9 Karen Khachanov of Russia in the opening round of the U.S. Open before his win Monday over the 16th-ranked Schwartzman.

Pospisil was dominant with his first serve against Schwartzman, winning all 33 points when he got it in. Eleven of those were aces.

Pospisil will face world No. 63 Joao Sousa of Portugal in the second round on Tuesday.

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime faces qualifier Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in a first-round match on Tuesday.

— With files from The Associated Press

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 6, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Denis Shapovalov gets call for Canada's Davis Cup team .
MONTREAL — Fresh off his first ATP Tour title, Denis Shapovalov has been named to Canada's team for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Shapovalov, who won the Stockholm Open on Sunday, will be joined by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil at the Davis Cup Finals on Nov. 18-24 in Madrid. Canada is grouped with Italy and the United States. There are six groups in the 18-team event. The group winners and the next two best teams advance to the quarterfinals. This marks the first time the Davis Cup champion will be crowned at a neutral site during a weeklong event.

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