Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Shapovalov Ousted by Wawrinka in Quarterfinals at Rotterdam

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Shapovalov Ousted by Wawrinka in Quarterfinals at Rotterdam

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Shapovalov ousted by Wawrinka at Rotterdam

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Canada's Denis Shapovalov was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.

Serving for the win on double match point, Wawrinka sealed up the victory when a Shapovalov return went long.

Wawrinka's advantage came from converting three of the eight break points he had. His serve wasn't overly accurate, landing just 50 per cent of his first serves. But he took 78 per cent of points when his first serve was good, and won on 59 per cent of second serves. Wawrinka also did not have a double fault.

Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., didn't help his cause with 34 unforced errors and seven double faults. But the 10th seed and world No. 25 did show glimpses of brilliance, including coming back from down two breaks to force a second-set tiebreaker. …

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