Denis Shapovalov loses to Czech Vit Kopriva in surprise Swiss Open upset
|Toronto Star 22 Jul 2021 at 14:56|
It was the first career meeting between the 22-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., and Kopriva, No. 249 in the ATP rankings.
It’s a disappointing result for the Canadian, who fell to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at Wimbledon earlier this month.
Shapovalov said the loss in England made him hungrier to win a trophy and pinpointed where he could improve his game.
Kopriva will play No. 96 Mikael Ymer of Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Shapovalov has opted out of the Tokyo Olympics alongside Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, who said she would not compete in an effort to focus on her health.
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