June 24th, 2024

Canada’s Shapovalov falls to Griekspoor at Geneva Open

By The Canadian Press on May 23, 2024.

Canada's Denis Shapovalov is out of the Geneva Open after falling 6-7 (7) 7-6 (4) 6-3 to Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands. Shapovalov returns the ball to Germany's Alexander Zverev, during their round of 16 match at the Halle Tennis Open, in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP

GENEVA – Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is out of the Geneva Open after falling 6-7 (7) 7-6 (4) 6-3 to Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands.

Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., fired 10 aces, committed four double faults, and landed 64 percent of his first serves in a match that finished Thursday after being suspended Wednesday night due to rain.

Griekspoor had five aces, six double faults, and landed 57 per cent of his first serves.

The sixth-seeded Griekspoor will face No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic in a quarterfinal match later Thursday.

Shapovalov will play in the French Open next week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2024,

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