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Shapovalov took 5 games of the King of the Clay

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sport predictions The winner of 16 Grand Slam titles and seven-time champion in Rome Rafael Nadal qualified for the quarterfinals in this year`s Masters Series tournament in the Italian capital. The King of the Clay had serious resistance only in the first set against the emerging Canadian star and the new first missile of his country Denis Shapovalov - 6:4, 6:1 in an hour and 24 minutes.

The first set was more competitive, although Nadal lost only two points to his serve (six in the previous match against Damir Gumhur, now five in total) and was not put under any pressure. However, Shapovalov played enviably in the first seven to eight games and his game was very clear, although he earned twice as much points as the main line. But he liked his attempts at winners and the frequent change in direction, but the Kingsman was close to his best level and had an answer for everything on the court. Shavopalov`s first service game lasted for about eight minutes, and he scored three break points, and for the second shot he needed 12, saving five break-ups there. In the seventh game, however, he was finally stabbed after his mistake and could not then shift the optimism from the first part of the game mentioned by tennis predictions to the remainder.

The second set now offered mostly scrambled balls from different positions of the young Canadian who apparently could not maintain the pace and impeccability of his great rival. Nadal made three breaks in the second set and closed the match of welcome from his second attempt.

The next opponent of the King of Clay will be Fabio Fonyi, who surprisingly eliminated Dominic Team in the second round, and today he has over Peter Goyovchik.

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