Aug 31, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Denis Shapovalov of Canada reacts throughout a primary spherical match towards Federico Delbonis of Argentina on day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis match at USTA Billie King Nationwide Tennis Heart. Necessary Credit score: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports activities
August 31, 2021
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canadian Denis Shapovalov served up 14 aces to make straightforward work of Argentine Federico Delbonis and win 6-2 6-2 6-3 within the first spherical of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.
The seventh seed was up a break after the fifth recreation within the first set and held on to the momentum, firing off 38 winners to Delbonis’s 11 throughout the whole match and successful 90% of his first-serve factors.
Shapovalov by no means confronted a break level and was the clear favorite of the group in Louis Armstrong Stadium, who chanted “Let’s go Shapo” late within the third set from stands that sat empty a yr in the past when he reached the quarter-finals for the primary time at Flushing Meadows.
The win snapped a four-match shedding streak for the world quantity 10, who fell to 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic within the Wimbledon semi-finals earlier this yr earlier than bouncing out of his opening matches in Gstaad, and the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; modifying by Clare Fallon)