Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliasime both finished at the Madrid Open

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Denis Shapovalov serves at Dusan Lajovic on Day 4 of the Matua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica in Madrid on 2 May 2021.

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Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliasim have crashed out of the singles draw at the Madrid Open after suffering losses on Tuesday.

The 11th-seeded Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont., Lost 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to Alexander Bublik of Kakakhstan in a second-round match in the ATP Masters 1000 clay-court event.

15th seeded स्टरster-Aliasim of Montreal suffered a 6–1, 6–4 loss to Norway’s Caspar Rüd in the first round.

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For Shapovalov, it marked the fourth straight tournament in which he had failed to win more than one match.

The Canadian struggled with his first serve, finishing 44th in the world, in only 51 percent of games against Bublik.

Auger-Alissime never had a break-point chance against Rudd, finishing 22nd.


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