Shapovalov takes the door

Returning to a round everywhere before the night interrupted the match, Denis Shapovalov ended up losing to Tommy Paul for his entry into the running at Queen’s. Marin Cilic, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Botic van de Zandschulp, meanwhile, reached the quarter-finals.

Denis Shapovalov failed to ride the wave. This Tuesday, for his entry into the running on the lawn of Queen’s, the Canadian was put in difficulty by Tommy Paul. Indeed, after giving up the first round to the American, the seeded number 6 of the London tournament was able to come back to the height during a second set which he flew over. However, the night came to stop the two players at the start of the last round, played on Wednesday. If Denis Shapovalov started with a bang with three break points from Tommy Paul’s first service game, the Canadian failed to convert them. A concern that the American did not have. In the seventh game and on his first opportunity to break, the 35th in the world took the lead before having a first match point on the serve of number 15 in the ATP rankings. However, it was only a postponement, Tommy Paul putting an end to the meeting in the next game (6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in 2h02 ‘) to join Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16.

Cilic holds his rank

A second round whose first poster is already known. Despite losing the first set to Alex de Minaur, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was able to reverse the trend. A very late break in each of the last two legs allowed the Spaniard to win (4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in 2h17′) to validate his ticket and find Botic van de Zandschulp. After winning the first set at the end of the decisive game, the Dutchman was able to take the upper hand very early on Grigor Dimitrov, crowned at Queen’s in 2014. On his first match point, the 29th player in the world sealed the fate of the match ( 7-6, 6-3 in 1h39′) and made sure to play the quarter-finals on the London lawn. Seeded number 7, Marin Cilic will be present in the quarter-finals but the Croatian had to work against Alexander Bublik. After a first set devoid of break points, the Kazakh led six points to three before losing five rallies in a row and seeing Marin Cilic take the lead. Very quickly broken, the 37th in the world was able to return to four games everywhere but the Croatian was able to get the match before the decisive game on his opponent’s service (7-6, 7-5 in 1h36 ‘). For a place in the last four, Marin Cilic will face Emil Ruusuvuoriwinner of Jack Draper (6-2, 7-6 in 1h43 ‘).

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