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Madrid Open: Kyle Edmund crushed by Denis Shapovalov in quarter-finals

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Madrid Open: Kyle Edmund crushed by Denis Shapovalov in quarter-finals

Shapovalov is the youngest Masters 1,000 semi-finalist since 2005

British primary Kyle Edmund was knocked out of the Madrid Open quarter-finals by Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

The world quantity 22 misplaced 7-5 6-7 (6-8) 6-Four in opposition to the 19-year-old Canadian.

Edmund, 23, saved a match level within the second set however Shapovalov got here by the decider on the Madrid clay after clinching an early break of serve.

Briton Edmund was showing in his first Masters 1,000 quarter-final and can break into the world’s high 20 for the primary time on Monday.

Shapovalov, ranked 43rd, is considered probably the greatest younger gamers on this planet and hit 29 winners to Edmund’s 19 in a decent match.

Edmund broke serve within the first recreation of the opening set however Shapovalov levelled and crucially broke serve once more when 6-5 in entrance as Edmund didn’t serve to remain within the set.

Edmund was concerned in a heated change with the umpire late within the second set when he appeared to cease when a spectator shouted out throughout Shapovalov’s service movement, however the Canadian’s ace was allowed to face.

Serving to remain within the match at 6-5 down within the following recreation, Edmund began with two double faults however held serve after saving a match level, and took the set on a tie-break moments later.

The decider was one other tight set however Shapovalov’s break of serve within the third recreation proved essential.

Regardless of the defeat Edmund, who reached the Australian Open semi-final earlier this yr, will nonetheless proceed his climb up the rankings after beating world number 10 David Goffin and 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic within the earlier rounds.

Shapovalov will play Alexander Zverev within the semi-final after the German beat John Isner 6-Four 7-5.

Dominic Thiem will play Kevin Anderson within the different semi-final after the Austrian ended world number one Rafael Nadal’s 21-match winning streak on clay.

BBC Sport – Tennis
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