• D A Z Z L I N G D E B U T •
6 months ago
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.
BACK AT IT TOMORROW!
Denis will play Matteo Berrettini in R2:
🔸Date: Wednesday, September 20
🔸Time: 1pm Local (6am ET)
NOTE: Fabio Fognini lost his R1 match so the draw has really opened up. Keep it going, Shapo!🤞
(📸 by @Formula_TX )