The 22nd world number one, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, beat Spaniard Pablo Carreño-Busta, who occupies the 43rd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/3, 7/6 (5) at the start of the Masters in Rome.
The match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes. During this time, the 20-year-old Shapovalov performed four aces, made a mistake once when filing and realized one break point, and the 27-year-old Carreño Busta delivered a twist twice, made two double mistakes and did not make a single break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. In the second round of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia competition, Shapovalov will face off against Serb Novak Djokovic.