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The summer of Shapovalov continues

By on August 31, 2017

Denis Shapovalov has emerged onto the tennis scene in a big way.

The 18-year old Canadian, who was fresh off a semi-final appearance at the Rogers Cup heading into this tournament, has continued to impress on the biggest stage.

Shapovalov managed to upset 8th seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in straight sets Wednesday night [6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3)] to advance to the round of 32 at the U.S. Open.

“I don’t know why but I just managed to stay loose and go for my shots the whole match,” said Shapovalov after the win.

“except a little bit at 5-3 or 5-4, serving for the third set. Got a little bit tight, stopped moving my feet on a couple of shots, sailed some forehands. He did a good job to break me. He stayed mentally tough there. I just stayed calm and just waited for my next chance and took it.”

The confident Canadian’s next opponent will be none other than Kyle Edmund, the same player he faced at the Davis Cup back in February.

He ended up getting disqualified from that match after he swung at a tennis ball in frustration and hit the umpire in the eye.

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