Shapovalov is overwhelmed by Rublev, after 4 hours and 11 minutes
Canadian Denis Shapovalov was overwhelmed after greater than 4 hours within the third spherical at Flushing Meadows on Saturday, struggling a 6-4, 2-6, 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-6(7) loss towards Andrey Rublev.
On the final impasse break, Shapovalov lowered the Russian’s result in 5-4 with a twenty third ace.
He got here near 9-7 when his rival despatched a ball into the online, earlier than happening in 4 hours and 11 minutes.
The Canadian had been dominant within the first tiebreaker, going for a number of deep and exact balls.
There have been 4 breaks on either side.
Rublev scored two of these within the fourth set, the place he nonetheless hit his racquet onerous on the bottom when his rival broke it, making it 3-3.
Within the remaining set, Shapovalov took management 6-5, properly letting a rebound cross, not making an attempt a volley that will have been troublesome. He didn’t know methods to get a break that will have sealed the duel, however.
Shapovalov shone with 75 winners (38 for Rublev), however he additionally dedicated 72 unforced errors (37 for Rublev).
Rublev is the ninth seed. Within the fourth spherical, he’ll face Briton Cameron Norrie, the seventh seed.
In profession, Rublev has a 3-2 benefit towards Shapovalov, twenty first on the ATP.
Rublev additionally wanted 5 innings within the first spherical towards Laslo Djere.
He received the Marseille, Dubai and Belgrade tournaments this season.
In girls’s doubles, Laval’s Leylah Fernandez and Australian Daria Saville misplaced 6-7 (5), 6-3 and 7-6 (10) towards Dalma Galfi and Bernarda Pera.
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