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Denis Shapovalov Wimbledon 2021

‘I played flawlessly. I’m improving every match’, declares Denis Shapovalov

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Denis Shapovalov has spoken of how well he is performing at Wimbledon 2021 after his superb straight sets triumph against Roberto Bautista Agut.

The 22-year-old Canadian downed eighth seed Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time.

The 10th seed defeated two-time champion Andy Murray for the loss of just eight games in the previous round, and will next face 25th seed Karen Khachanov.

“I played some really high-level tennis today. I got a little bit nervous in the third set, but that is totally normal, and I dealt with that really well,” Shapovalov said in a post-match interview.

“I played flawlessly and I am super happy with myself. To beat a player like [Roberto] Bautista Agut in straight sets backs up my level from my match against Andy [Murray].

“I am happy, I feel like I am improving every single match. I knew it was going to be a process on this surface, to really develop my game on it. I have always loved playing on it [grass], it is just about getting comfortable.”

Shapovalov will face either top seed Novak Djokovic or Marton Fucsovics in the semi-finals if he overcomes Khachanov – who he beat in the pair’s only previous meeting.


Denis Shapovalov Wimbledon 2021
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