Denis Shapovalov’s early exit from Italian Open shocks fans


“Unlucky Ouster for Shapovalov in Italian Open”

In a nail-biting first-round match at the Italian Open, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov faced a tough defeat against Luciano Darderi of Italy. The 25-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., struggled to find his rhythm, especially with his service game, as he committed a whopping 14 double faults and only managed to land 55 percent of his first serves. Darderi seized the opportunity and capitalized on six break points, emerging victorious with a scoreline of 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Shapovalov’s Tough Season

With this early exit in Rome, Shapovalov’s 2024 season has been a challenging one, with a current ranking of 126th in the world and a win-loss record of 6-11. Despite his undeniable talent and potential, the young Canadian seems to be facing some hurdles that he needs to overcome in order to reach greater heights in the tennis world.

Auger-Aliassime’s Journey Continues

On the other hand, Shapovalov’s compatriot, Félix Auger-Aliassime, has been faring better in the tournament. Seeded 18th in Rome, Auger-Aliassime received a first-round bye and is now gearing up to showcase his skills on the clay court. Fresh off a finals appearance at the Madrid Open, the Canadian rising star is determined to make his mark in the Italian Open. His upcoming match against the winner of Botic van de Zandschulp and Nicolas Moreno De Alboran promises to be an exciting one.

Looking Ahead

As the Italian Open unfolds and the competition heats up, it’s clear that both Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime have unique challenges and opportunities ahead of them. While one faces setbacks, the other is riding a wave of success. Tennis fans around the world will be watching eagerly to see how these talented Canadians navigate their respective paths in the world of professional tennis.



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