Shapovalov shocks Nadal as Djokovic advances | Dailytrust

Shapovalov shocks Nadal as Djokovic advances

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open in the third round on Thursday after falling to a shock 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 defeat at the hands of Denis Shapovalov.

Defeat in Rome for ‘King of Clay’ Nadal casts doubt over his prospects at the upcoming French Open, where he has been crowned champion 13 times but faces a threat from teenage phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz.

Earlier, Novak Djokovic strolled into the quarterfinals with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka

Chasing a sixth title in Rome, Djokovic took one hour, 16 minutes to get past his Swiss opponent without stretching himself and will now face Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last eight.

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