The young Canadian Denis Shapovalov has suffered a defeat of 6-3 and 6-4 in front of another rising star, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the tournament of the Masters category of the Monte-Carlo, on Monday.
Shapovalov, 19 years of age, and 45th best player in the world, has lowered the flag in 1h19 to the promising european player, 71st in the ranking of the ATP.
Tsitsipas, who is also 19 years old, had gone beyond the stage of the qualifications of the tournament before facing Shapovalov.
In the end, the man they call “Shapo”, has served two aces but committed three double faults. Having experienced difficulties with the service, the Canadian has mostly been broken three times during the duel, taking a one-time only discounts the game of his rival. A break occurred in the seventh game of the second round has been particularly bad at Shapovalov.
Raonic in the next round
Earlier in the day, the Canadian Milos Raonic won his match for the first round, taking the measure of the local player Lucas Catarina.
Raonic, the 14th favorite of the tournament and 22nd player in the world ranking, won in three sets 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3 in the face of Monaco, 365e world player and holder of a pass from the organizers.
Despite the victory, the Ontario 27-year-old has experienced a horrible first round by multiplying the number of unforced errors. Raonic then made the call to the physiotherapist during the second to treat an apparent light bulb to the right hand. This meeting lasted for 2h09.