It is already finished for Denis Shapovalov in New Zealand

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The presence of the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in Auckland will not go down in history, as he suffered elimination at the hands of the Portuguese Joao Sousa in a match of the first round of the tournament played in New Zealand, on Monday.

Playing in his first duel of the season 2019, the seventh head of series of the competition has lost 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 before the 44th best player in the world. It needed 2 hours and 20 min to take it away.

Holder of the 27th level of the circuit of the ATP, Shapovalov has been capable of the best and worst of the service dominant 11-3 chapter of aces, but committing eight double faults. Despite his defeat, he has racked up 111 points, five more than Sousa.

The Ontario had not taken part in a meeting from the Masters of Paris last fall.

No other representative of the maple leaf flag do not participate in this event in singles. The favorite was American John Isner, who has obtained a pass for the second round.