It was a one-sided event on the center course.
- He played dazzling tennis and it was game against a goal, says Eurosports expert Jonas Björkman.
34-ranked Shapovalov controlled every event on the track and had a heavy serve with which he celebrated big triumphs. Damaged Stebe had gone the long way with a game of torment and was worn, both thighs were bandaged.
- But in the beginning I did not think you noticed anything, says Björkman about the 213-ranked German business scheme that became increasingly hampered during the match.
On the match ball, Shapovalov Stebe drove in front of him and calculated that the German got over a high ball that Shapovalov mercilessly smashed in, symptomatic of the match.
Late Thursday evening, Stebe beat the last remaining Swedish Mikael Ymer 6-0.7-6 (7-5).