July 22nd, 2024

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov advances to third round at Wimbledon

By The Canadian Press on July 4, 2024.

Denis Shapovalov of Canada reacts after winning a point against Daniel Altmaier of Germany during their second round match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alberto Pezzali

LONDON – Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is off to the third round of Wimbledon following a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 6-3, 1-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4 win over Germany’s Daniel Altmaier on Thursday.

In an uneven effort, Shapovalov fired nine aces while committing 16 double faults. The 25-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., finished the match with 58 unforced errors, compared to 28 from Altmaier.

Shapovalov will next play 14th seed Ben Shelton of the United States.

Shapovalov is making his seventh appearance at the All England Club, with his best showing to date being a semifinal finish in 2021.

Later Thursday, Leylah Fernandez, of Laval, Que., was set to face former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in a women’s second-round match.

Fernandez, 21, has never made it past the second round at Wimbledon,

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 4, 2024.

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