Canadian Shapovalov ends the surprises of the French Shardy and reaches the semi-finals of "Dubai Tennis"
World number 12 Denis Shapovalov has become the first Canadian tennis player to present his country with the pass to the semi-finals tournaments for the first time in the "Dubai Tennis" tournaments for professional players.
This came at the expense of 53-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, whose surprises stopped at the Round of 8, where he lost by two sets without a response (7-5 and 6-4).
The curtain falls on the 29th edition of the tournament tomorrow, which will be held at the "Dubai Duty Free" stadiums, with prizes amounting to $ 1.9 million.
Shapovalov needed an hour and 25 minutes to secure the victory over French Shardy and reach his first semi-final this season.
He is the second Canadian player to have historically been in the men's tournament, after his compatriot Vasik Busbeli, who came out of the first round in the 2015 edition by losing to world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Canadian Shapovalov expressed his satisfaction with the level he presented in Dubai, and said in a press statement: "Happy to reach the Dubai semi-finals for the first time, and I look forward to continuing the momentum with the slogan of gifting Canadian tennis the first title."
Surprises continued in the current version, after the Russian Aslan Karatsev, the 42nd in the world, and the participant, through an invitation card addressed to him by the Organizing Committee, managed to reach the golden square, after Karatsev's victory over the Italian 32-ranked Anik Sener in the world, by two groups for one group (6-7 6-3, 6-2) in a match that lasted 2 hours and 31 minutes.
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