Denis Shapovalov edges out Frances Tiafoe in brilliant Miami Open encounter
Denis Shapovalov became the second Canadian man to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open after beating Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals.
The 19 year-old joins fellow Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last four, but had to produce some special tennis to get past Tiafoe.
The American claimed the first set on a tiebreak, but he was unable to hold off Shapovalov’s counter attack before finally succumbing to a 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2 defeat.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 29, 2019
The match was delayed by three hours as the weather continued to play havoc with the schedule in Miami.
Shapovalov will now face either Roger Federer in Friday’s semi-final after he blew away Kevin Anderson in the last quarter-final.
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