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Canada's Denis Shapovalov takes down Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup

Canada's Denis Shapovalov takes down Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup

Denis Shapovalov's upset win over Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday was not only the biggest win of his career, but one of the biggest upsets in recent tennis history. The world No. 143 created a first-class surprise, outclassing the world No. 2 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

In a contest between two unseeded players, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino defeated Korea's Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-3 to reach the most important final eight of his career. And the top seed, who last topped the rankings in 2014, quickly found his groove by dismantling his opponent 6-1, 6-2 to reach the last 16.

With the incredible victory in the third round against Rafael Nadal, Denis Shapovalov wants to be the sensation of the week at the Rogers Cup.

The youngster responded impressively to Nadal easing through the first set to force a decider, where Shapovalov saved three break points before winning an epic 14-minute third game, which included 10 deuces.

Shapovalov has taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the world's top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro. "I think I started playing so well in the first set and in general, I played a great match" Nadal told reporters of the 6-1 6-2 win.

In one other upset, David Ferrer of Spain eliminated 15th-seeded Jack Sock of the United States 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-1.

A day after celebrating his 36th birthday, Federer played the aggressive game that has propelled him to five titles, including two grand slams, this year, attacking the net and rocketing second serves.

Teenage sensation Shapovalov had a good tournament in Toronto past year, upsetting Nick Kyrgios before falling to Dimitrov in the second round.

Regarding the match, during the whole time he was simply dominating against the Canadian, and after six years he grabbed the first victory here in Montreal. The big Argentinian was not at his best in the match, his famous forehand misfired more than it found the court.

"Denis played well, he has great potential and I wish him all the best. I've never been in a sporting event where the fans get so loud", said Shapovalov. If he lose in straight sets, already he played a good tournament.

Shapovalov fell on the ground and looked up to the sky after hitting a victor to send Nadal packing out of Montreal.

Haase fired 13 aces and won 77 percent of his first-serve points to stay in control.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev won a battle of NextGen prodigies as he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-3. He came to within a point of taking, carving out a 30-40 advantage in Zverev's final service game of the match. The win over Donaldson put him in a quarterfinal for the sixth time this year.