Young Canadian Shapovalov scores major tennis upset

Roger Federer defeated Canada's Peter Polansky 6-2 6-1 in his first Canadian Open match since losing to Jo Wilfried Tsonga at the 2014 final in Toronto

The win Thursday makes the teenager from Richmond Hill, Ont., the youngest Masters series quarter-finalist of all time, and the youngest Rogers Cup quarter-finalist since Bjorn Borg in 1974.

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Therefore, Federer, who managed 12 aces, has started to serve better and to threaten the service of his rival. He was sure that Shapovalov would have a bright future ahead of him because of his potential and mentality he has during matches.

And the decider was one-way traffic for Federer, who saw out the win with a textbook serve and volley to set up a last-eight meeting with Roberto Bautista-Agut. Murray didn't look healthy in trying to defend his Wimbledon title. He captured the 2016 Wimbeldon junior title which he has been working hard to regain momentum from.

Later on Thursday, fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina defeated American Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1, and Spain's Garbine Muguruza beat Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.

This was the second consecutive upset for Shapovalov in the tournament after downing the world No 31 Juan Martin del Potro in the second round.

Nadal won 77 percent of his first serve points but had just two aces and six double faults in the two hour, 45 minute center court match.

"I'm very thankful that I'm in this position", said Shapovalov, who had hockey great Wayne Gretzky and Olympic swimming star Penny Oleksiak cheering for him from the seats. He broke many of the cardinal rules of execution against No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal, including hitting off his back foot and unloading while falling backward. "I've never been in a sporting event where the fans get so loud", said Shapovalov.

However, Nadal showed why he is regarded as one of the greatest of all time, dominating in the closing stages after breaking for a 5-3 lead before serving out the set to love. It was a satisfying win for Williams, who shrugged off the failure to convert a string of break points to raise her game when it mattered late in the second set. At the 2014 Rogers Cup, he lost 6-2, 6-0.

There's a three-way tie for the favoured status between Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza at +800 each. "I had a few errors but I think the key is to keep going for it and hopefully you'll get some in at some point".

It's nice, though, to see an upcoming young player win against the best in the sport.

It will be a tough road for Shapovalov to reach the final especially if he were to go up against Roger Federer who is playing some of his best tennis of late. "It's a big revenge, because last year around this time I had the same thing actually against Kei". Muguruza is seeded fourth and won Wimbledon last month, beating Venus Williams in straight sets.



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