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Wimbledon | It ended up in single for Canadians

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(Wimbledon) It’s over for Canadians in singles at the Wimbledon Open tennis tournament.

Updated yesterday at 4:15 pm

Outright Denis Shapovalov and his compatriot Bianca Andreescu lowered the flag on Thursday in the second round of the main tournament which takes place at the All England Club.

Shapovalov, on 13And Seeded in the tournament, he lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6) after a frustrating two-hour 19-minute duel against American Brandon Nakashima.

For his part, Andreescu bent his spine 6-4, 7-6 (5) ahead of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina.


PHOTO CHRISTOPHE ENA, ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVE

Bianca Andreescu lost to Elena Rybakina 6-4 and 7-6 (5).

For her part, Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime had been ousted in the first round on Tuesday, just like British Colombian Rebecca Marino the day before.

Shapovalov, who is from Richmond Hills, certainly had seven aces, against none for Nakashima, but he also committed eight double faults, while his rival was beyond reproach in that regard.

Shapovalov, who for the first time since the May tournament in Rome was trying to score two consecutive victories, was however messed up in many phases of the game, in particular he was beaten 30-14 in terms of unforced errors and he was limited to just one breaking point, which he converted, luckily for him.

For his part, Nakashima played inspired tennis and had four breaks in six opportunities on the London lawn. American, 56And world player, he will meet Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan, 109 in the third roundAnd in the world.

Earlier in the day, Andreescu suffered the same fate in his duel against Rybakina, who won after an hour and 37 minutes on the No.

Rybakina, one of the most powerful players on the women’s circuit, has once again bet on her serve to overtake her opponent. She beat Andreescu 4-2 in aces and won 80% of the points with her first serve.

“I didn’t expect your service to be this good […] He played well and collected a lot of balls. She was pretty solid on both sides. You played an excellent game “, Andreescu analyzed.

The Maple Leaf representative stayed in the game by limiting mistakes: she committed fewer double fouls (4-3) and unforced errors (20-16) than Rybakina.

The Kazakh, on the other hand, has made three of her four break points, while Andreescu has limited himself to two breaks on three occasions.

The Canadian, 56 years oldAnd world player, she had never made it through the first round in her previous two participations (2017 and 2021) at the Wimbledon tournament.

Rybakina, 17 years oldAnd Seeded, she will meet 52-year-old China’s Qinwen Zheng in the next roundAnd racket in the world.

Small consolation, the uncontacted Gabriela Dabrowski and her Mexican playmate Giuliana Olmos defeated the Belgian Yanina Wickmeyer and the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva 6-7 (2), 6-3 and 6-2 in the first round of the women’s doubles tournament .

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