Denis Shapovalov of Canada defeats German Alexander Zverev to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open where he will face Rafael Nadal. Shapovalov upsets the Tokyo Olympics Gold Medalist 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 to advance to his first quarter in Melbourne.
Shapovalov is ranked career-high Number 10 by ATP stepped into the new season of tennis with a trophy in Melbourne by powering Team Canada to win the ATP Cup 2022 against Team Spain. He with Felix Auger-Aliassime made it possible for their side to achieve this for the first time by winning their singles fixtures to lead 2-0.
Previously, Nadal, who is into his 14th Australian Open quarterfinals defeated Adrian Mannarino today at the Rod Laver Arena.
World No. Five Nadal is looking to defend his 21st Grand Slam title in absence of his competitors, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The Spanish professional was sidelined following a foot injury and bounced back into the new year by opening his tennis season with a trophy in Melbourne where he won his first title of the year ATP Cup 2022 Summer Set.
The Spaniard will be next in action against Denis Shapovalov on the 25th of January to book a spot in the semifinals of the first Grand Slam of the year.