Denis Shapovalov barely lost points on his serve in a masterful performance to beat France’s Jeremy Chardy in straight sets. He is now ahead of fellow countryman Felix Auger Aliassime and Milos Raonic on the ATP tour rankings. 16 Aces and winning 93% of his points on first serve showed the importance of getting it right the first time. Watch 2-1 to Chardy in the second set and the left handed Denis’s back hand technique. His posture makes the opponent sweat as to which side the shot is going to. Shot of the match. Watch the lob at 4-4 Chardy serving up 15-0. The lob at first glance looked not to be on. A lob going cross court is difficult to execute for two reasons, one you will be running across the ball so you need to be skillful to get the direction. Two,the elevation to get it over the opponent and make the ball land just inside the court takes great vision. Denis now faces Loyd Harris,the surprise package from South Africa in the semis.

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