Busta ends Shapovalov's run at US Open
NEW YORK (AP):
Pablo Carreno Busta has advanced to the US Open quarter-finals by eliminating Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in three tiebreakers.
The number 12 seed won 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) to reach the quarters for the first time in Flushing Meadows and match his best result in a Grand Slam tournament. He also went to the quarter-finals at the French Open in June.
The 18-year-old Shapovalov was bidding to become the youngest US Open men's quarter-finalist since Andre Agassi in 1988.
However, he fell to the highest-seeded player left in his half of the men's draw. Carreno Busta will face either No. 16 Lucas Pouille or No. 29 Diego Schwartzman next.