Denis Shapovalov gets by Joao Sousa 2-6 6-3 6-2 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Shapovalov will play Lucas Pouille in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Sousa enjoyed quite a good start of the set after breaking Shapovalov in the 1st game (1-0). Sousa managed to strengthen his lead after breaking Shapovalov in the 7th (5-2) game before conquering the set (6-2).

2nd set.

Shapovalov had a strong start of this set after breaking Sousa in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That was enough for the Canadian to win the set (6-3) since there were no other breaks.

3rd set.

Shapovalov conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Sousa in the 1st game (1-0). Denis improved his lead after breaking the Portuguese in the 5th (4-1) game before winning the set (6-2).

Statistics

At the end of the match, Shapovalov scored 74 points vs. Joao’s 65 points.

The Canadian served very well to win 76% of the points (31/41) behind his first serve, and he won 59% points (19/32) on his second serve. The Canadian didn’t lose the concentration in converting 75% of the break points that he procured (3/4). On the other side, Joao was struggling in finding the solution in converting his break points because he converted only 33% of his break points (2/6). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Shapovalov and Sousa is 1-1.

1st
Shapovalov
Sousa
2-6
2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
2nd
Shapovalov
Sousa
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Shapovalov
Sousa
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Next Match: Denis Shapovalov vs. Lucas Pouille – H2H and stats

Shapovalov will face Pouille in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Denis Shapovalov and Lucas Pouille since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other at pro level.

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