Sport Shapovalov shoots up the rankings with win over Berdych

08:10  16 may  2018
08:10  16 may  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Denis Shapovalov , meanwhile, reached the Madrid semifinals and will try to keep things going at Tomas Berdych ’s expense. The 21-year-old Croat could have fared even better last week, but he failed to serve out a potential win over eventual finalist Dominic Thiem and lost 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

Roger Federer was uncharactistically nervous before his match against old foe Tomas Berdych . “My nervousness doesn’t depend on the rankings of the other players. Shapovalov taking cues from Nadal.

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP) Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start to beat 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.

Also on the red clay of the Foro Italico, three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova defeated 16th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, defending champion Elina Svitolina routed Petra Martic 6-1, 6-2, and defending French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko eliminated Zhang Shuai 6-2, 7-5.

Spitting tennis player loses it

  Spitting tennis player loses it French tennis player Benoit Paire had a moment he’d probably want to take back during his loss to Denis Shapovalov at the Madrid Open. The Frenchman eventually went down in three sets 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 but it was a moment in the second set that overshadowed the match.During the second set, Paire started arguing with the chair umpire over a call and let his temper boil over.The Frenchman tried to challenge a Shapovalov serve that he was adamant went out, with the scores locked 2-all and 30/30.The umpire pointed out that his challenge came after he hit his return into the net – and Paire was having none of it.

Watch as Denis Shapovalov wins the tie break to beat world number-one Rafael Nadal and move on at the Rogers Cup. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native did it in front of 11,000 screaming fans, who packed Stade Uniprix to the brim and rose to their feet with every passing shot he managed.

The Serb's celebrations at the O2 Arena after Tomas Berdych sent a final shot wide on Friday His comfortable 6-2, 6-2, win over Berdych had just sealed another year-end No. 1 ranking and a "Besides winning his seventh Grand Slam title at the All England Club, Djokovic was also runner- up

The 19-year-old Shapovalov is coming off a semifinal appearance in last week's Madrid Open, where he beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic in the Round of 16.

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP) Already up to a career-high ranking of 29th this week, the victory over Berdych will move Shapovalov ahead of No. 22 Raonic when next week's rankings come out - making him the top Canadian.

''It's something I've wanted to work towards for all my life,'' Shapovalov said. ''So, to be able to do that, it's pretty crazy. Hopefully I could lead the country to a Davis Cup victory one day.''

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But it's unlikely many anticipated his rise up the rankings to come this quickly. Richmond Hill teenager youngest in ATP’s top 200 rankings . After winning the junior U.S. Open in 2015 and junior Wimbledon in 2016, Shapovalov showed he was ready for the main tour with an upset win over

Shapovalov is already the youngest player in the top 30 since Richard Gasquest reached No. 17 in 2005 at the age of 19.

Showing off his crafty game, Shapovalov made an audacious foray to the net to conclude one point with an overhead smash as he ran out to a 4-0 lead in the decisive tiebreaker.

Berdych came back to make it 5-5 but the left-handed Shapovalov then drew his opponent into the net and unleashed a wicked one-handed backhand passing shot down the line.

On his first match point, Shapovalov wrong-footed Berdych with another shot down the line that his opponent couldn't get back.

Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, returns a ball to Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, returns a ball to Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)

The risk-taking Shapovalov committed twice as many unforced errors as Berdych but also hit more than three times as many winners.

Tomic into Challenger event semi-finals

  Tomic into Challenger event semi-finals Bernard Tomic has advanced to the semi-finals of a claycourt Challenger tournament in France.Tomic's 6-3 6-4 victory over Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager has thrust the 25-year-old into the semi-finals of the Open du Pays d'Aix Challenger event in Provence.

Tags: Cincinnati ATP Masters , Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych . Thinking about his lackluster loss to Denis Shapovalov in Montreal last week, I began to The combination that had worked so well for him last year—the slice crosscourt backhand to set up the inside-out forehand—was working again.

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''I just couldn't find my footing the first set. The clay is so different here,'' said Shapovalov, who is making his Rome debut. ''But I just kept fighting, kept competing. And I'm really happy I got to turn the match around.''

On a day in which the start of play was delayed and then interrupted by rain, ninth-seeded David Goffin struggled to beat Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 before a partisan crowd; 14th-seeded Diego Schwartzman eliminated Chilean qualifier Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 6-1; and 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille held off Italian wild card Andreas Seppi, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3)

Greek qualifier Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the final of the Barcelona Open last month, advanced when Borna Coric retired while trailing 4-1.

Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a ball to Petra Martic, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a ball to Petra Martic, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)

In the women's tournament, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber defeated Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas 6-2, 7-6 (6), and 14th-seeded Daria Kasatkina beat Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic 6-0, 6-4.

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