“It’s unfair how much Rafa is getting away with”: Denis Shapovalov on preferential treatment he feels Rafael Nadal gets from umpires

Denis Shapovalov said his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Rafa Nadal “100%” gets preferential treatment from officials and benefited from favouritism during the Spaniard’s five-set victory on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Shapovalov, making his first appearance in the last eight in Melbourne, rallied from two sets down to level against against Nadal before the Spaniard prevailed in … Read more

Australian Open: Shapovalov knocks Zverev out, Rafa Nadal reaches quarters

Denis Shapovalov upset an out-of-sorts Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 in broiling heat to reach his first Australian Open quarter-last on Sunday. The Canadian lefthander was just amazing against the German third seed, earning one of his greatest career wins at Margaret Court Arena. Shapovalov blew a match point with a wild forehand into the … Read more