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Sports Raonic wins, Shapovalov upset at Stuttgart Open

19:32  13 june  2018
19:32  13 june  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

French Open: Canadian Peter Polansky ousted in 1st round

  French Open: Canadian Peter Polansky ousted in 1st round The Canadian contingent is the men's singles draw at the French Open is down to one. Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to Pierre-Hughes Herbert of France in a first-round match that concluded on Wednesday. Rain suspended the match after two sets on Tuesday. The loss leaves No. 24 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., as the lone remaining Canadian in singles. The 19-year-old faces Maximilian Marterer in a second-round match on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa is off to a winning start in doubles.

STUTTGART , Germany — Milos Raonic made a winning return to the court while Denis Shapovalov was upset by a qualifier Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open . Raonic , the seventh seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 15 aces and won 97 per cent of first service points in a 7-6 (8)

Milos Raonic made a winning return to the court while Denis Shapovalov was upset by a qualifier Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open . Federer tops Zverev to reach quarter-finals. The Canadian Press · June 13.

Milos Raonic hitting a ball with a racket in front of a crowd© Alastair Grant/AP

STUTTGART, Germany — Canada’s Milos Raonic has advanced to the second round of the Stuttgart Open while Denis Shapovalov was upset by Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran.

Raonic defeated Bosnia’s Mirza Basic in straight sets on Wednesday, firing 15 aces in the 7-6(8), 6-2 win. He’ll face Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics on Thursday for a spot in the quarters.

Shapovalov fell 6-7(8), 6-2, 3-6 in his opening-round match to Gunneswaran, the 169th-ranked player in the world.

Elsewhere, Roger Federer rallied to beat home favourite Mischa Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday in his first match in nearly three months.

Denis Shapovalov knocked out of French Open

  Denis Shapovalov knocked out of French Open Denis Shapovalov's first career Grand Slam as a seeded player didn't last long. The No. 24 seed, from Richmond Hill, Ont., lost 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 to world No. 70 Maximilian Marterer of Germany in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Shapovalov, 19, was the final Canadian singles player in the draw after Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver lost first-round matches earlier this week. It was Shapovalov's first appearance in the main draw at Roland Garros. The loss prevented a possible showdown between Shapovalov and 10-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, the top seed, in the fourth round.

STUTTGART , Germany — Milos Raonic made a winning return to the court while Denis Shapovalov was upset by a qualifier Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open . Raonic , the seventh seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 15 aces and won 97 per cent of first service points in a 7-6 (8)

Milos Raonic made a winning return to the court while Denis Shapovalov was upset by a qualifier Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open . Raonic , the seventh seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 15 aces and won 97 per cent of first service points in a 7-6 (8), 6-2 win over Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Swiss great converted four of his 10 break points to end a two-match losing streak and start his grass-court season with a win.

Federer hadn’t played since March, when he lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis and Juan Martin del Potro in Miami and Indian Wells, respectively. He skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row.

Zverev had never won a set against Federer in their five previous meetings, but he took the first before the second-ranked Swiss upped his game and broke the German twice to force the decider.

Federer lost to another German, Tommy Haas, in his Stuttgart opener last year, but will now face Guido Pella or Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the quarterfinals.

Maximilian Marterer also won in the first round, while Denis Istomin defeated Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 in the second round.

Defending champion Lucas Pouille faced German wild-card entry Rudolf Molleker later Wednesday.

Canadians close in on Wimbledon berths .
Four Canadians are one win away from reaching the main draw at Wimbledon. Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., and Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., both won second-round women's qualifying matches on Wednesday to advance to the final round of qualifying on Thursday. Meanwhile, Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., and Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., are in the final round of men's qualifying on Thursday. On Wednesday, Bouchard beat Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, while Andreescu knocked off Yingying Duan of China 6-4, 6-3.Bouchard, the Wimbledon runner-up in 2014, was forced to enter qualifying after seeing her world ranking tumble to No. 191.

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