The young Canadian was perfect in his quest never to concede his serve while breaking Johnson once per set. Denis had a shot at breaking his opponent twice in the 4th game while Johnson was 15-40, but he didn’t make it. Eventually, he found the solution in the 8th game (5-3) to before winning the opener 6-3.
In the second set, Shapovalov broke the American already in the 3rd game (2-1). However, this time the Canadian had to battle hard to hold his serve in 6th and last game after saving 4 break points. Eventually, Shapovalov managed to win this match in 81 minutes with a 6-3 6-4 scoreline.
Next vs. Cilic. Head to head and stats.
Denis will face Marin Cilic for a place in the 4th round. The head to head is 1-0 for Cilic that defeated Denis last year in the 1st round in Basel 6-4 6-2.
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