Rogers Cup 2019: Denis Shapovalov advances to the second round

  • Rogers Cup 2019: Denis Shapovalov advances to the second round

Rogers Cup 2019: Denis Shapovalov advances to the second round

The Canadian's big frame didn't let him down Monday on home soil.

And in second-round action, Germany's Alexander Zverev, the third seed and 2017 Rogers Cup champion in Montreal, toppled Great Britain's Cameron Norrie 7-6 (4), 6-4, while No. 13 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia downed Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

And 2019 has been no different.

"That alone is pretty tough to swallow, but it is what it is". Now I'm going to go full power flat again. He instead walked off centre court wondering what had just happened.

32 male tennis player, Denis Shapovalov, made quick work of his Round of 64 match against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

When is Denis Shapovalov vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? . "I wasn't serving the best".

"Before when I was losing a match, I wanted to be back home as quick as possible". Although the second set posed more of a struggle, Shapovalov outlasted his counterpart. In these kind of matches, it's only about return and serve. He even tried some spotty French in his post-match interview after the players shook hands.

Ranked as high as 25th in 2014, Pospisil said it was tough having to play a Canadian - and a player from Montreal, no less - in the first round.

"I love playing here", said the 20-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., who had a breakthrough two years ago when he upset Rafael Nadal en route to the semifinals.

Wawrinka now meets 2018 semifinalist Karen Khachanov. If I'm in Europe, yes, I will [go home], but if I am here, I will not go back if I have to play in two weeks. "But I was able to deal with them in a good way".

"I'm going to do everything that I can to try to accomplish that".

He will face the 19th-ranked Raonic, who beat France's Lucas Pouille on Monday, on Wednesday. He lost his serve in the first game of the second set but broke back immediately and then got a lift from the crowd.

The victory was the Thornhill, Ont., product's first in Montreal since making it all the way to the 2013 final when he lost to Nadal.

He beat Pospisil, who lost the 2013 Rogers Cup semifinal to Raonic in Montreal, at Indian Wells previous year and again in the first round at Wimbledon in July.

And Thiem, victor of the claycourt title in Kitzbuehel on Saturday, will face a tough second-round opener against Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who powered past France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 7-5 in 90 minutes.

In the rest of Monday's action involving Canadians, wild-card entry Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., took on qualifier Tommy Paul of the USA, while Thornhill's Peter Polansky - another wild-card addition - met France's Gael Monfils.

The women's side Rogers Cup bracket is being played in Toronto. The tournament alternates between the cities every year.

Auger-Aliassime, a Montreal native ranked 21st in the world, won 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3) before an adoring crowd at IGA Stadium in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 series event.

"I'm quite happy with my form, I served well from the start and kept it up".

Montreal teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime won in his hometown Tuesday, defeating Vasek Pospisil in three sets in an all-Canadian first-round match Tuesday at the Rogers Cup.

In doubles action, Pospisil and Auger-Aliassime will take on the due of Fabrice Martin and Jeremy Chardy on Monday afternoon.

Thiem was asked if he could relate the win in his home country with Montrealer Félix Auger-Aliassime's appearance at home this week. "We had some great moments".

"We're good friends, we get along well".

"Today, as I said before, the main thing is win".

"I can not be thinking if Roger or Novak are here or are not here", Nadal said. "That's just how it plays out sometimes".