World News – GB – Denis Shapovalov announces bad news following disappointment at Vienna Open – EssentiallySports


Denis Shapovalov received another heavy blow this week After losing his opener at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Shapovalov withdrew from the Rolex Paris Masters 2020 on Tuesday Shapovalov is the finalist in Masters 1000 title in Paris

Kei Nishikori has also joined Shapovalov and announced his withdrawal from the event which starts this weekend Earlier, Nishikori had withdrawn ahead of his first round match against Dominic Thiem in Vienna

Yoshihito Nishioka and Gilles Simon participate in the Paris Masters to replace Shapovalov and Nishikori

For Shapovalov, this could mean the end of his 2020 season as he failed to advance to the ATP Finals in London next month On Monday, the Canadian fell in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 against seedless Jurij Rodionov Diego Schwartzman’s withdrawal from the Vienna event had given Shapovalov a great chance to qualify for London with a good week

Shapovalov has lost form this season at the wrong time as he aimed for a place in the season finale in London

Last week, Shapovalov also lost in the round of 16 of the ATP Cologne 2 event He succumbed to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 loss to Simon there Before that, the player from 21-year-old made an appearance in the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Open He fell to Andrey Rublev, who was his biggest contender in the « Race to London »

It was a controversial match for Shapovalov He argued with a spectator who distracted him at a key moment on the decisive plateau

Shapovalov got off to a good start on his comeback after the ATP Tour restarted, making a quarter-final at the 2020 US Open He followed that up with a semi-final at the Italian Open However, he was eliminated in the second round of Roland-Garros 2020, losing to Pablo Carreno Busta

Rublev is now almost certain to reserve his place at the ATP Finals At the Rolex Paris Masters 2020, Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini will likely fight for last place

Shapovalov will now look to the 2021 season He made the top 10 in the ATP rankings for the first time recently It was shortly before the French Open He is currently ranked 12th after a bad race afterwards

Denis Shapovalov, Jurij Rodionov, Vienna Open, Professional Tennis Association, Canada, Novak Djokovic

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