Canadian Denis Shapovalov qualified for the semi-finals of the Wimbledon grass tournament on Wednesday.
For the occasion, he defeated Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-finals in five sets. In the quarter-finals, “Shabo” will face the world’s number one, Novak Djokovic.
Tenth place in the competition, Shapovalov showed determination, especially in the penultimate play of the match. Late in the 30-0 run, he managed to take a break to give himself a chance to serve up the meet and he didn’t miss it. His opponent sent one last ball into the net to allow Ontarian to advance to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career.
During the match that lasted 3 hours and 26 minutes, the winner controlled 10-7 for a total of aces and 59-31 for hit wins. He was entitled to 19 breakout rounds and exploited it five times. For his part, Khachanov, 25 years olde Classifier, he has three fractures.
Maple Leaf player will now attempt to defeat “Djoker” for the first time in seven matches. There will be a second duel between them this year. In the ATP Cup held in Australia, the Serbian won two identical sets of 7-5 in the preliminary round match.
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