#Tennis: #Denis #Shapovalov’s exit is a power failure for the #USOpen

20180827 Denis Shapovalov v Felix Auger-Aliassime - Day 1

When the disappointment recedes, the pride of #RichmondHill can take solace in this: He extended the lanky South #African, a finalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, a finalist at #Wimbledon six weeks ago, ranked No. 5 in the world, to the very edge of extinction.

The capacity crowd at #LouisArmstrongStadium, so full-throated in the #Canadian’s corner, could not get enough of it, or him — the passion and exuberance he brings to the sport.

#Anderson on #Shapovalov: “#Denis is a terrific player, you’re definitely going to be seeing him in the years to come. Unbelievable competitor and I really had to dig deep to get through today.”

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com/sports/tennis/2018/08/31/denis-shapovalovs-exit-is-a-power-failure-for-the-us-open.html

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