Tennis: Denis Shapovalov progresses at the Paris Masters with a victory over Cerundolo | Tech Rasta


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PARIS — Canadian Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament on Tuesday with a 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

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Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., had nine aces and converted three of 10 break point chances in the win.

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Cerundolo only had two chances to break Shapovalov, converting one.

Shapovalov entered the Masters 1000-level final tournament ranked 16th in the world, moving up three places after a run at the Erste Bank Open final in Vienna last week.

Shapovalov will face 14th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round. The Spaniard holds a 4-2 advantage on the career series between the two.

Eighth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, who earned a first-round bye, will face Sweden’s Mikael Ymer in the second round on Wednesday. Auger-Aliassime won the Swiss Indoors in Basel last week to claim his third consecutive ATP title.


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