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Nadal falls short in number one bid

2017-08-11 10:30:00, Views: 59, ClubCall

Nadal falls short in number one bid

Rafael Nadal missed out on the chance to claim the world number one ranking after crashing out of the Rogers Cup.

With Andy Murray absent in Montreal, the French Open champion would have moved to the top of the ATP rankings with a semi-final appearance or better.

However, Nadal was stunned by Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov as the 18-year-old wildcard fought back from a set down to claim a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (6-4) victory and become the youngest player to reach a Masters 1000 quarter-final.

Current number one Murray has already confirmed he will miss the Cincinnati Masters and as such Nadal could yet move to the top of the rankings but he faces competition from Roger Federer.

Federer is through to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over David Ferrer despite losing the first set, although he cannot claim the world number one place until Cincinnati.


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