Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov defeated despite good effort

Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov defeated despite good effort

Canadian Denis Shapovalov was eliminated from the Australian Open on Friday despite a good performance and lost in five sets 7: 6 (3), 6: 4, 1: 6, 4: 6 and 6: 3 in front of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz. 10th favorite of the competition, in the third round.

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It took the winner 3 hours 37 minutes to defeat the Ontarian, the 20th seed of the tournament, at Margaret Court Arena. However, he showed all his determination by forcing a fifth set. However, he was unable to prevent Hurkacz from reaching the round of 16 for the first time in his career in Melbourne.

Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov defeated despite good effort

Shapovalov, who was a quarter-finalist in Australia last year, committed 16 double faults against six for his opponent. He had seven breaks from 19 chances while the winner took six serves from 16 chances. The game was very close as the European bagged 166 points, six more than the Maple Leaf player.

As a result, Félix Auger-Aliassime is the only Canadian athlete remaining in a singles draw for the first Grand Slam of the season.