• D A Z Z L I N G D E B U T •
It’s a solid win for Denis at the SPB Open over qualifier Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 7-6(3), 6-2 in 1 hr 23 mins. Having never played each other before, the 1st set was a feeling out process which inevitably went to a tiebreaker. Shapo showed that he was the better player racing out to a 4-1 lead, and winning it 7-3.
That momentum carried Denis into the 2nd set, where he had a 1st serve percentage of 76% and broke his opponent twice to seal the victory. Shapo didn’t allow a break point all match, and won a stunning 100% 1st serve points in the 1st set and 88% in the 2nd set. The Spaniard was able to stay with Denis in the 1st, but couldn’t sustain it once Denis raised his level.
Denis will play Matteo Berrettini in R2:
🔸Date: Wednesday, September 20
🔸Time: 1pm Local (6am ET)
🔸Centre Court
NOTE: Fabio Fognini lost his R1 match so the draw has really opened up. Keep it going, Shapo!🤞
(📸 by @Formula_TX )

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  • louiscamp
    I saw lots of aces and numerous double faults. The net play was weak & hopefully if it improves it will make for easier wins! - 3 months ago