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Nadal beaten by 18-year-old in Montreal


Nadal beaten by 18-year-old in Montreal

Top seeded, Rafael Nadal has been denied a chance at the world number one spot by 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the Montreal Rogers cup. It will make the 2016 Wimbledon junior champion the youngest player ever to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 event. It was a stunning upset in which the lanky wild card battled from a set down to take the match in the decider, 3-6 6-4 7-6.

Elsewhere, world number three Roger Federer dropped his first set since June against Spaniard David Ferrer. It was an impressive streak of 32 consecutive set wins, but Federer’s game was sloppy from the outset on centre court, sending routine forehands wide and providing the underdog Ferrer with early break opportunities. But the Swiss recovered, taking the next two sets, to win 4-6 6-4 6-2.