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Goffin Battles, Shapovalov Saves 4 M.P. In Montreal

Ninth seed David Goffin didn’t have things all his own way on Tuesday at the Coupe Rogers in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Japan’s Yuichi Sugita over one hour and 44 minutes.

The Belgian, who is currently No. 13 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, led 4-2 in the first set but then won just five points in the next four games. Although he regrouped to win five straight games in the second set, the decider was a close affair – with Sugita ceding control to Goffin in the penultimate game.

Denis Shapovalov saves four match points to scrape through his opener at the Coupe Rogers Tuesday.
It was Goffin’s 20th match win on hard courts this season (34-14 overall), which includes two runner-up finishes at Sofia (l. to Dimitrov) and Rotterdam (l. to Tsonga). Goffin goes onto face #NextGenATP Hyeon Chung, who was a three-set victor over the experienced Feliciano Lopez. Read & Watch Hot Shot

Sam Querrey struck 18 aces to beat French qualifier Vincent Millot 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5, just five days on from the American beating Millot 6-1, 6-3 in the Los Cabos quarter-finals en route to his 10th ATP World Tour crown. Querrey will next challenge eighth-seeded Frenchman and 2014 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.

Former junior World No. 1 Denis Shapovalov came back from the brink of defeat to delight Canadian supporters. The #NextGenATP wild card saved four match points in a 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 victory over Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva in two hours and 25 minutes. Shapovalov saved match points at 4/6, 6/7 and 7/8 in the second set tie-break and broke Dutra Silva in the seventh game of the decider.

The 18-year-old shot-maker, currently No. 11 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan for a spot at the Next Gen ATP Finals later this year, now plays Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/goffin-querrey-shapovalov-montreal-2017-tuesday

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