LONDON — Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to the round of 16 at Wimbledon after routing Britain’s Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on Friday.
The 22-year-old Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont., had 12 aces and won 76 per cent of his net points to advance to the Grand Slam’s quarterfinals for the first time in his career.
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He got off to an early lead and won 6-of-11 break points while Murray took just 1-of-9.
It was the first-ever meeting between the Canadian, seeded 10th at the grass-court tournament, and the 34-year-old Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion.
Shapovalov faces No. 8 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on Monday.
Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, seeded 16th, takes on Nick Kyrgios of Australia in the third round Saturday.