Shapovalov follows fellow Canadian Fernandez at Italian Open with 1st-round elimination

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was ousted within the first spherical of the Italian Open on Wednesday, falling 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Luciano Darderi of Italy.

The 25-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., struggled along with his service sport, committing 14 double faults and touchdown simply 55 per cent of his first serves. Darderi capitalized on six break factors in comparison with Shapovalov’s 4.

Darderi subsequent meets Mariano Navone of Argentina on Friday.

Shapovalov, ranked 126th on the earth, holds a 6-11 file this season.

Fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, seeded 18th in Rome, obtained a first-round bye and is about to hit the clay courtroom on Friday in opposition to the winner of Thursday’s match between Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands and American Nicolas Moreno De Alboran.

Auger-Aliassime enters the event contemporary from a finals look eventually week’s Madrid Open.

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Italy’s Luciano Darderi upsets Denis Shapovalov on residence clay

Italian Luciano Darderi upset Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-6(4) within the first spherical of the Italian Open in Rome.

On Tuesday, Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., noticed her profession file in the principle draw of the Italian Open dip to 1-3 with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Romanian veteran Ana Bogdan.

The 21-year-old Fernandez struggled together with her serve, profitable 56.1 per cent of first serve factors and was damaged 5 instances on eight adjustments.

Bogdan saved 5 of six breaks and gained 56.1 per cent of complete factors to wrap up the match in a single hour 42 minutes.

Fernandez, ranked thirty fourth on the earth, has an 8-10 mark this season.

Andy Murray to return from damage in Geneva

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is about to return from his ankle damage on the Geneva Open this month.

Event organizers introduced Wednesday they’d given the 36-year-old Murray a wild-card entry for the clay-court occasion that begins Might 18.

Murray broken ligaments in his left ankle throughout a match on the Miami Open final month. He opted in opposition to surgical procedure.

The previous No. 1 has solely performed sparingly since having hip surgical procedure in 2018 and has mentioned he’ll most likely retire after this summer time. He’s a two-time Wimbledon and Olympic champion and is hoping to compete for Britain once more on the Paris Video games.

The Geneva Open is a key tune-up for the French Open, the place Murray is a former finalist however has solely performed as soon as since reaching the 2017 semifinals.

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