A real surprise in Vienna. Denis Shapovalov fell in his debut against the local Jurij Rodionov by 6-4 and 7-5 and quickly said goodbye to the ATP 500 that takes place in Austria.
The Canadian did not have his best level in his first meeting, so much so that his rival broke him to stay with the first set with an unusual double fault. At the same time, the Austrian again won the service to Shapovalov in the second set, to achieve victory and advance to the next round.
In this way, Denis suffered a hard blow in the face of his classification at ATP Finals London. Currently, the Canadian ranks eleventh in the ATP ranking (2830 points) and lost the chance to score a good number of points.
It should be remembered that in the Paris Masters 1000, Shapovalov he must defend the final, so he will have to dedicate himself if he wants to harvest units for London. For its part, Diego schwartzman it appears in the eighth position, with 3285 points.