Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios was stunned today at the Canadian Open by 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3.
The Canadian Shapovalov, who had won the Wimbledon junior title, opened the match ominously falling behind 0-40 in his first service game. But using a nice serve and a strong forehand, the lefty overcame the deficit to hold and settled in for the night of his life and earned his first career ATP win on the biggest court in his home country.
“Nick is an incredible tennis player. He’s Top 20 in the world. Maybe even future No. 1 in the world,” Shapovalov said. “So obviously I didn’t expect to win. But like I said before, I’m just going to go fight for every point. That’s what I did. The outcome was very good today.
“I love playing on a big stage. I love impressing people,” said Shapovalov. “It was very fun for me.”
Kyrgios finished the match with an alarming 18 double faults on the night.
“He’s coming off of one of the best results of his career. He has a great future,” Kyrgios said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how he’s going to progress.
“He’s a top player.”
Shapovalov will meet former semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov in the second round after the Bulgarian overcame a set down and 3-5 to beat Yuichi Sugita 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Top Americans John Isner, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock all advanced. Isner, also a former semifinalist, dropped the opening set to Dudi Sela before recovering 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sock and Querrey won easy straight setters.
Ryan Harrison kept hit recent run going schooling Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-1. Borna Coric, Kevin Anderson and Gilles Muller, who will face Novak Djokovic on Wednesday, were also winners.
Headlining play Tuesday are Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev, Tomas Berdych and Washington champion Gael Monfils.
TORONTO TUESDAY SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
Y. Lu (TPE) vs A. Zverev (GER)
Not Before 1:00 pm
 G. Monfils (FRA) vs J. Sousa (POR)
B. Coric (CRO) vs  T. Berdych (CZE)
Not Before 7:00 pm
V. Pospisil (CAN) vs J. Chardy (FRA)
M. Youzhny (RUS) vs  S. Wawrinka (SUI)
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