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Shapovalov Stuns Tsonga In US Open Second Round

Denis Shapovalov’s star continues on its fast-rising trajectory with eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga his latest victim at the US Open. The #NextGenATP Canadian qualifier dismissed the Frenchman 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(3) to reach the third round on Wednesday.

After taking down big names Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro en route to the semi-finals on home turf at the Coupe Rogers early this month, Shapovalov transferred his red-hot hard-court form to Flushing Meadows. His victory over Tsonga came on the heels of his first-round defeat of fellow #NextGen ATP player Daniil Medvedev.

Denis Shapovalov takes down Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the third round at the US Open for the first time.
In the last match on Arthur Ashe Stadium on a packed Day 3 schedule, Tsonga struggled to find his range throughout against the free-swinging Canadian. Trailing two sets, he sent a wild smash well long before he sailed a forehand wide to surrender the break for 4-3.

Shapovalov’s first sign of nerves crept in when serving for the match at 5-4 as he quickly fell behind 0-40. Tsonga landed his first break of the match to level at 5-5 but his momentum swing was brief.
The Canadian brought up three match points with a backhand pass drawing the volley error from Tsonga and claimed it when the Frenchman sliced long. He will take on Brit Kyle Edmund for a place in the fourth round.

It completed a strong day for the #NextGenATP charge, with Borna Coric downing fellow 20 year old, No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev, to join Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev as Day 3 winners. Fritz took down Marcos Baghdatis and Rublev saw off Aljaz Bedene, both in straight sets.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/shapovalov-tsonga-usopen-2017-wednesday

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