The 25th racket of the world, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, lost to the representative of Kazakhstan, Mikhail Kukushkin, who occupies the 50th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 4/6, 6/7 (4) about the second round of the tournament in Marseille.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes. During this time, the 19-year-old Shapovalov filed through 18 times, made three double faults and did not make a single break, and the 31-year-old Kukushkin completed two aces, never made a mistake when serving and realized one break point.
Previously, athletes did not meet each other. Kukushkin’s next opponent in the Open 13 Provence competition will be either Russian Andrey Rublev or Italian Matteo Berrettini.