If Denis manages to beat Simon (it will be tough, Gilles is a bad matchup for Shapo and will be even worse than Carreno Busta in Vienna), I think he will reach the 1/8 with a chance to go in 1/4.
I was surprised too. I thought that Nestor won a few but I guess he didn't. He was primarily a doubles specialist, and won pretty much everything he could in that area. Recently retired at 48!Someone pointed out that Shapo is only the second Canadian (Raonic the first) to win a ATP title in men's singles in the open era. That I never knew.
Yeah, Nestor was incredible. I remember near the end of his career, the stat was that every single tournament he entered he had won at least once in his career. So all 4 GS, all 9 Masters, and every 250 or 500 (excluding ones that he'd *never* entered).He was primarily a doubles specialist, and won pretty much everything he could in that area.
An amazing athlete, and a wonderful ambassador for the sport. Still a young man and I wish him all the best with his next journey.Yeah, Nestor was incredible. I remember near the end of his career, the stat was that every single tournament he entered he had won at least once in his career. So all 4 GS, all 9 Masters, and every 250 or 500 (excluding ones that he'd *never* entered).
Not sure how that accounts for tournaments changing names and locations, but still, was a fun stat.
Win would be massive, let's just hope he plays well. That would be his 3rd win over a top 10 opponent? Plus it would put him possibly in the top 20.
I find it impossible to argue that in any way possible. Let's hope you're right. At some point he's going to beat him. Might as well be this week.
Fognini says that to players and umpires alike. It's like his go to tirade in English, "you're so arrogant" lol... Though I do remember he doesn't like the idea of this next gen sort of thing and gave an interview a while back...At the Roger's Cup last year Fognini said to Shapo after being beat "You're so arrogant". I wonder if there's still bad blood between the two.
I watched the few games that Shapo played today and he was setting things up well but then going wild. Seems he isn't quite used to the court speed. He has a good chance here if he can keep his form for a SF.