London | Was it the sun shining after the rainy days that ruined the start of the fortnight? Or the scent of the flowers that perfumed the All England Club? However, it appears that the Canadian players will want to take some time out on the court on Friday at Wimbledon.
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After Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov also had a slight scare, but Antaryan qualified for the fourth round by defeating his British guest Liam Brodie, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5, in just over three hours.
But even if it could have been easier against 142H world, although “Shapo” could have played better in the first and third sets (delayed 5-2 in this set), in the 26thH My favorite was all the smiles after the game.
Because qualifying for the second week of the Grand Slam tournaments is still in his eyes an “achievement” that he is very proud of, especially after the beginning of a year that he himself considers “difficult” (showing a record of 10-12 before the show in London).
“Every match, every win, every fight like this gives me confidence,” said Shapovalov, who has not reached this stage of the tournament since last year’s Australian Open (when he lost in the quarterfinals to Rafael Nadal).
Nervous but happy
At Court 2, one of the biggest venues in London, Shabu admitted he felt nervous at the start of the match.
The Canadian could have played better sometimes, he admitted.
But the important thing for him, in that caddy where he was part of the four aces two years ago, is that he managed to finish when he felt he had his 29-year-old rival at the cables.
Shapovalov has played every day since Tuesday, due to rain that marred the first two weeks.
If the prescription has smiled at him so far — “I asked the organizers if I could still play on Saturday,” he jokes — he makes no secret that a little rest wouldn’t do him any harm, especially with his sore knee.
Shabu will now face Russia’s Roman Sviolin, 92H In the world, Sunday or Monday.
A good drawing on paper, but the player who “everyone feels in the locker room”, emphasized left-hander.
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