Dubai tennis: Shapovalov closes Chardy’s acceptable run
Posted On July 4, 2021
Third seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada ended Jeremy Chardy’s acceptable rush to advance to the knockout rounds at the ATP Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai on Thursday.
World No.12 Shapovalov beat the Frenchman 7-5, 6-4 every hour and 24 minutes on center court at the Aviation Club Tennis Center in the quarter-finals.
The Canadian, sprinter to Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic at the ATP 1000 Masters in Paris in 2019, got the break in Game 11 to secure the first set for a while.
He later raised the current standards in the next stage, completing the vital break in Game 10 to serve the set shortly and conclude the match.
It unfolded with Shapovalov’s strength over world number 53 Chardy, his third triumph in three rallies. His past successes had come at Wimbledon and the ATP 1000 Canada Masters, both in 2018.
Shapovalov, who made the last eight at the US Open a year ago, will face either veteran Japan Kei Nishikori or qualifier Lloyd Harris in the last four.
In the meantime, it was a tragic end for Chardy, the young Wimbledon singles champion in 2005, after the 2013 Australian Open quarter-finalist beat 10th grown Australian Alex de Minaur and eighth. seed Karen Khachanov of Kazakhstan to reach her fourth quarter-final of the year.