Stan Wawrinka was defeated in two sets by Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 in St. Petersburg, with the final score of 6-4 7-5 after 101 minutes of play. Wawrinka was therefore unable to tackle an opponent who turned out to be more concrete in the key moments of a spectacular match.
The Swiss failed to use four chances to break Shapovalov's first two service rounds. Last Monday Wawrinka made it through the first round after saving three match points in favor of Daniel Evans. Today it was the unconverted match-points that sentenced Stanimal to defeat, at the end of a spectacular match.
Now the young Canadian will meet the Russian Andrey Rublev, home-crowd hero in the St. Petersburg semifinal, a tournament that lost in the second round the other star of the house, Daniil Medvedev, finalist at the US Open 2019.
Below the highlights of the quartefinal match between Stan Wawrinka and Denis Shapovalov.