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Denis Shapovalov has defeated the eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
New York — The Canadian Denis Shapovalov has advanced to the third round of the internationals of the United States, Wednesday, after having defeated the eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
The rising star of canadian tennis, a native of Richmond, Ontario, crossed the iron with the British Kyle Edmund in the next round.
Shapovalov, 69th racket world, began the match in lion stadium Arthur-Ashe, breaking Tsonga in the first game. Both players kept their service thereafter.
The Canadian took the lead 4-3 in the second set, thanks to a double fault committed by the French. He has used that momentum to take the lead 2-0. Shapovalov has once again broken Tsonga to lead 4-3 in the third set, but he held on and came back when Shapovalov was at the service to match the brand, 5-5. The third set was determined in the tiebreaker, dominated by Shapovalov, who won the match in just two hours and 11 minutes.
Shapovalov was awarded a pass for the main draw last week, because of his three victories in qualifying.
Shapovalov does not cease to amaze the gallery since its passage at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he became the youngest player to reach the semi-finals of a tournament of the category Masters 1000. He was also frustrated the first racquet world Rafael Nadal.
Shapovalov has defeated the Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round.
Earlier Wednesday, Edmund came out on top 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Steve Johnson.
Bouchard and Pospisil eliminated
Otherwise, it was a difficult day for Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil have both been eliminated.
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Bouchard will go to the International United States. The Quebec narrowly lost 7-6 (2), 6-1 before the Russian Evgeniya Rodina in a little less than 90 minutes. Bouchard, currently 76th in the world, has seen its opponent ranked 89th breaking five times its service in nine opportunities. The service of Bouchard has been a big factor for this setback early : it has not been able to put into play that 57 % (39 of 68) of his first balls in play, winning only 22 exchanges (56 %). In comparison, Rodina, of which he was the first gain in a Grand Slam tournament, has placed 72 % (43 of 60) of his first balls, winning 27 exchanges, or 63 %, on them. It has conceded just four balls to break Bouchard, who has converted three. Bouchard has also committed 46 unforced errors, compared to just 18 for his opponent. The Quebec has, nevertheless, managed 26 hits and 16 against.
On the male side, the Columbian Pospisil withdrew because of a back injury to face the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who had won the first set, 6-2.