Shapovalov into Wimbledon quarters after beating 2019 semi-finalist

By: AFP      Published: 09:32 PM, 5 Jul, 2021
Shapovalov into Wimbledon quarters after beating 2019 semi-finalist
Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates his win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during their men's singles fourth round match.

Denis Shapovalov's impressive run at Wimbledon saw him reach the quarter-finals after he dismissed Spain's 2019 semi-finalist and eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 on Monday.

The 22-year-old Canadian 10th seed -- who beat Britain's two-time champion Andy Murray in the previous round -- will next face 25th seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia for a place in the last four.

A US Open quarter-finalist in 2020, Israel-born Shapovalov's best showing at Wimbledon in three previous visits was reaching the second round in 2018.

Khachanov had a far tougher battle prevailing in five sets over American Sebastian Korda.

Wimbledon results - 2nd update

Results from day 7 of Wimbledon on Monday (x denotes seeded player):

Men 4th rd

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Christian Garin (CHI x17) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Karen Khachanov (RUS x25) bt Sebastian Korda (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8

Denis Shapovalov (CAN x10) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP 8) 6-1, 6-3, 7-5

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x7) bt Ilya Ivashka (BLR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

Women 4th rd

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x1) bt Barbora Krejcikova (CZE x14) 7-5, 6-3

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x8) bt Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 6-2, 6-3

Ons Jabeur (TUN x21) bt Iga Swiatek (POL x7) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x2) bt Elena Rybakina (KAZ x18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3