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Israeli-born Denis Shapovalov reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals

Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during the men's singles fourth round match on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during the men's singles fourth round match on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Denis Shapovalov’s impressive run at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships sees him reach the quarter-finals after he dismissed Spain’s 2019 semi-finalist and eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 today.

The 22-year-old was born in Israel and spent the first years of his life here, but the family moved to Canada when he was young.

Shapovalov — who beat Britain’s two-time champion Andy Murray in the previous round — will next face 25th seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia for a place in the last four.

A US Open quarter-finalist in 2020, Shapovalov’s best showing at Wimbledon in three previous visits was reaching the second round in 2018.

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