Denis Shapovalov starts his campaign in Rotterdam with a good straight-sets win over Franko Skugor.
Denis was in control for the entire match after grabbing a strong lead in both sets (4-1 4-0).
In the 1st set, Denis conceded his serve in the 7th games (4-3). However, after the scoreline was locked on 5-all, Denis conquered the following 6 games to clinch a decisive 7-5 4-0 lead. The Canadian conceded another break (4-1) before winning the encounter 7-5 6-3 in 83 minutes. Denis scored 72 points vs. Skugor’s 58.
After this win, Denis conquers 1 spot in the live rankings (he would be now ranked no.24).
Denis will face either Tomas Berdych or Gilles Simon in the 2nd round.
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