Shapovalov, 18, Stuns Nadal in Montreal
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov shocked top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, spoiling the Spaniard’s chances of returning to world number one. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, who needed a wild card to get into the tournament, continued his giant killing form at the hardcourt tournament by rallying to beat Nadal in three sets, 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday. Nadal would have returned to No. 1 in the world if he had defeated Shapovalov on Thursday, and then Chung Hyeon or Adrian Mannarino on Friday. Shapovalov’s stunning upset against the reigning French Open champion came as a result of some inspired tennis in front of a boisterous home crowd who cheered his every shot.