Busta ends Shapovalov's run at US Open

September 04, 2017
Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a shot from Kyle Edmund, of Great Britain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, yesterday. (AP Photo)


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.

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