Shapovalov stuns Nadal in Italian Open Round 3

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian in the third round on Thursday after to a shock 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 defeat at the hands of Denis Shapovalov.

Defeat in Rome for ‘King of Clay’ Nadal casts doubt over his prospects at the French Open, where he has been crowned champion 13 times, but faces a threat from teenage phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz.

Meanwhile, Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semi-finals on Friday after beating local hero Jannick Sinner 7-6 (7/5) 6-2.

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