In what was one of the biggest upsets of the year – Denis Shapovalov went on to claim the biggest win of his career as he defeated Rafael Nadal in three sets in Montreal.
Shapovalov, the youngest player in the Top 200, the Canadian is set to crack the Top-100 for the first time in his career post this win. Playing some really aggressive tennis, Shapovalov went for his shots when it mattered the most and Nadal was not surprised with the way his opponent was playing.
“He has nothing to lose. Is win-win for him,” said Nadal. “If he loses playing a good match, was good for him. If he loses in straight sets, already he played a good tournament.” “If he wins, he’s amazing.
He won. Is amazing for him. Just well done for him. Is a great story, (but) I am not happy to be part of this story.” Shapovalov has become the youngest quarterfinalist in the history of the ATP Masters 1000 series.