Canada’s Shapovalov bounced in Barcelona in straight sets by Tsitsipas


BARCELONA, Spain — Canada’s Denis Shapovalov has been bounced from the Barcelona Open.

He lost in straight sets to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the clay court tournament’s Round of 16 on Thursday.

The second-seeded Tsitsipas beat Shapovalov 6-3, 6-2 in less than 80 minutes.

Shapovalov was the only Canadian competing in the ATP Tour event.

The 14th-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., had five aces to Tsitsipas’s one.

But Shapovalov had 12 double faults to Tsitsipas’s three.

Tsitsipas was also more accurate with his serve, winning 70 per cent on his first serve and 89 per cent on his second, compared to 66 and 60 respectively for Shapovalov.

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