Rogers cup: Alexander Zverev defeated Denis Shapovalov and passes in the final

Sport 15 August, 2017

Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
German Alexander Zverev

The beautiful adventure of the Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the tournament of the Rogers Cup came to an end Saturday night.

In the Face of another great hope of the tennis male, Shapovalov lost to the German Alexander Zverev, who has signed a victory in two sets of 6-4, 7-5 in the second semi-final of the day, at Uniprix Stadium.


Zverev won in 1: 42 a.m., according to a 12th exciting game in which the German was first squandered two match balls before having to save three balls from breakage.


The game ended on a kick-off limits of the Canadian, who committed 43 unforced errors compared to only 12 hits.


After his defeat, in a gesture demonstrating that the young man has class, Shapovalov grabbed the microphone and addressed the audience, in French, to thank them for their support.


Sunday, 16 h, Zverev will meet the iron with Switzerland’s Roger Federer and will attempt to win a fifth title in 2017, and a second in a row after his triumph in Washington last Sunday. This will be the fourth clash between Zverev and Federer and the latter dominates 2-1. It will be their first match on hard surface.


Solid service


The two young wolves started with aplomb, jealously protecting their service for seven of the first eight games of the round initial. The only exception came in the fourth game so that Shapovalov has squandered six balls of the game before to tie the game 2-2.


The Canadian was the first to falter in the ninth game. The German was given the first ball of breakage of the clash thanks to a superb backhand crosscourt that fell close to the line. Shapovalov was then committed his first double fault of the match, allowing Zverev to take the advantage, 5-4.


In his service, Zverev was then granted one point and put an end to the sleeve, in 45 minutes, thanks to a forehand which dropped on the line and that has been the subject of a protest video from Shapovalov, without success.


Then, it was the fourth time in five games since the start of the tournament that the Canadian left spinning in the first run. In itself, Shapovalov had probably no reason to get upset, he who had knocked over Rafael Nadal in similar circumstances, 48 hours earlier.


But Shapovalov has been very poorly started the second set with two balls to break his rival. And as in the ninth game of the previous set, the German didn’t even need to rush to take the advance, the second double fault of Shapovalov in the game doing the work for him.


But while he seemed in full control, Zverev has lost his beautiful insurance from the following game. Three unforced errors, the last with a score of 30-40, have helped to bring life back to Shapovalov and, at the same time, to the public.


The latter then missed a golden opportunity to place themselves in a position to win the second set. Suddenly erratic, Zverev has committed two double faults in a row, and a direct error, providing the Canadian three chances to break in the eighth game. The German has all of them saved before performing two services that Shapovalov was not able to return, bringing the score to 4-4.


Shapovalov was then committed two double faults in the 11th game, and Zverev has written the important break of service he has managed to consolidate, but of sorrow and misery.