It’s not the way he would have wanted it, but Denis Shapovalov is through to his maiden ATP Masters 1000 final following Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal from their semi-final showdown at the Rolex Paris Masters in the Parisian neighbourhood of Bercy.
ATP 1000 PARIS: BIG NEWS: Rafael Nadal hurts himself in the warm-up – so Denis Shapovalov is into the final against Novak Djokovic by walkover. WOW – looks like Shapovalov ranking is up to No. 15. Final is at 10 a.m. ET Canada on Sunday.
— Tom Tebbutt (@tomtebbutt) November 2, 2019
The highly anticipated clash between the two left-handers was called off when news broke that Nadal had injured himself in his warm-up and would be unable to compete against Shapovalov, who yesterday produced a magnificent display to dismiss Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals.
The Canadian will face Novak Djokovic in the final, where he’ll look to overturn an 0-3 record against the top-ranked Serb. Their most recent clash was won by Djokovic – a 6-3, 6-3 decision at the Rolex Shanghai Masters in the round of 32.
(Feature photo: Rolex Paris Masters)