Put an end to the surprises of the French Chardy in the quarter-finals
Shapovalov leads Canada to the first semi-final of "Dubai Tennis"
Shapovalov defeated Frenchman Shardy in two unanswered sets (7-5 6-4).
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World number 12, Denis Shapovalov, became the first Canadian tennis player to give his country the pass yesterday to the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis tournaments for professional players.
This came at the expense of Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, seeded 53, who stopped his surprises at the quarter-finals, where he lost by two sets without a response (7-5 and 6-4).
The curtain will fall on the 29th edition of the International Championship tomorrow, which will be held at the "Dubai Duty Free" stadiums, with prizes amounting to 1.9 million dollars.
It took Denis Shapovalov 1 hour and 25 minutes to secure the victory over French Shardy and reach his first semi-final this season.
The second Canadian player who has historically been found in the men's tournament, after fellow countryman Vasik Busbeli, who came out in the first round in the 2015 edition, lost to the world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Canadian Shapovalov expressed his satisfaction with the level he presented in Dubai.
He 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 awarding 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, succeeded in reaching the golden square, after Karatsev beat the Italian 32nd-ranked Anik Sener in the world, by two groups for one group (6). -7, 6-3, 6-2), in a match that lasted two hours and 31 minutes, to face Karatsev today in the semi-final match of his fellow countryman, and the eighth world-ranked Andrei Rublev, against Hungary, the world number 44, Marton Vosovic, which was held yesterday evening.
Russian Aslan Karatsev achieved the surprise and reached the semi-finals despite his participation with an invitation card.
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