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Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out, Roger Federer Marches On

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World number 2, Rafael Nadal have been surprisingly knocked out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, by homeboy, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov.

18-year-old Denis Shapovalov, who won the 2016 Wimbledon junior championship, battled back from a set down to defeat Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6 (6-4), to become the youngest player to reach the Masters quarter finals.

Elsewhere, Roger Federer dispatched Spaniard, David Ferrer, 4-6 6-4 6-2 to progress into the last eight, to face another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, in the quarter final.

Rafael Nadal’s loss means Britain’s Andy Murray remains world number 1, at least until the Cincinnati Masters next week, where Nadal or Federer will have another chance to displace Murray.

Shapovalov, world number 143, will now face Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino, in the quarter final.

 

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