Wimbledon: Denis Shapovalov didn’t have it
Ontario’s Denis Shapovalov delivered a choppy performance in the second round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Thursday, earning him a four-set loss 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7- 6 (6) in the hands of American Brandon Nakashima.
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Consequently, there are no more Canadians in the main draw of the event, for both men and women.
“Shapo” once again experienced ups and downs against a lower ranked rival. Unlike his first-round duel, which he won in five sets against Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech, 62nd in the world, he could not get away with the holder of the 56th level of the ATP.
The 16th player on the professional circuit committed the eight double faults of this clash of 2 h 19 min. He maintained a low 46% success percentage on his first serve and saw Nakashima break four times in six chances. The maple leaf athlete led 32 to 22 in winning shots, but totaled 30 unforced errors, 16 more than his opponent.