Zverev succumbs to 20 double faults and Toni Nadal’s pupil

Canadian party in Wimbledon. It’s not like when Milos raonic He reached the 2016 final, which he lost to Britain’s Andy Murray, although the North American country had never enjoyed having two of its representatives at the same time in a quarter-final of a Grand Slam tournament.

The young cubs begin to bite into the elite. Davis Cup 2019 Finalists, Denis Shapovalov (22 years old) eliminated Roberto Bautista, 6-1, 6-3 and 7-5, opening a path to which his youngest compatriot later joined Felix Auger-Aliassime, of 20.

The Canadian with a Togolese father, 19th in the world ranking, defeated the sixth world player, the German Alexander Zverev, for 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6 and 6-4 in 4h.01 ‘ from a match that ended indoors from 2-0 Auger in the fifth set due to rain, which led to a twenty-minute interruption.

The North American hesitated when he let out 3-0 balls, then lost the ‘break’ advantage (3-3), but he returned to take a hitting streak with those heads or tails that characterize him so much. Breaker when you put them in, a failure machine if the balls go out.

A matter of maturing your conditions. For this he signed for his technical team Toni Nadal, with whom he started on clay and who should be at Wimbledon with the French coach Frederic fontang, but the quarantine that England demands broke the plans. The Mallorcan will be enjoying the best result in the Canadian Grand Slam, which he had announced with his previous tour on grass, ending in Stuttgart (He has not won any of the eight disputed in ATP) and ‘semis’ in Find.

He made 53 winners and made 51 unforced errors. 47 and 42 Sascha Zverev, who for the second time did not pass the eighth barrier at Wimbledon and who again suffered double faults: 20.

Auger-Aliassime will meet the Italian in the quarterfinals Matteo berrettini, who overwhelmed Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 5-4, 6-3 and 6-1.