Shapovalov lowers Murray from the cloud with a beating

Denis Shapovalov came down from the cloud that was Andy Murray, which had driven the public of Wimbledon with his victories against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (24th favorite) and German Oscar Otte, whom he beat in five sets with a comeback. The 22-year-old Canadian, seed number 10, gave the Scotsman a good beating, which he beat 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 in 2:17. He thus demonstrated that Murray is not now to fight for the Grand Slams and that he may have to rethink his objectives, although his intention is to continue competing and what he has done after undergoing hip surgery and playing with a prosthesis has a lot of merit.

Shapovalov did not have to do anything in the game of his life to overcome an opponent who came from playing a very demanding match on Wednesday and He didn’t have good legs to deal with a boy who does almost everything well and has plenty of energy. “It is a dream come true, to play here, in the center and against a legend like Andy. I have told him that he is my hero, more than for the successes he has achieved, for how he has been able to return and move as he moves after so many injuries, “said, elegant Shapovalov, who will be Roberto Bautista’s rival in the second round, a round that he reaches for the first time in the best English.

In the game, he beat Murray in everything. For example, in winning strokes (45-16) and he broke his serve six times, while he lost it only once. Murray has not faced a top-20 since 2016, when he beat four precisely on the way to his Wimbledon title. He will try again at the Tokyo Games and the US Open, if all goes well.

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