The two Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime won their first-round certifying matches Tuesday at the United States Open.
Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., published a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over American Denis Kudla while Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal beat Japan’s Hiroki Moriya 6-3, 6-3.
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The 69th-ranked Shapovalov is seeded 2nd in the certifying draw after his breakout efficiency at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. He beat Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro en path to a semifinal look.
Other Canadians went into in the guys’ certifying draw consist of Frank Dancevic from the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Peter Polansky from Thornhill, Ont., and Toronto’s Brayden Schnur. Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., and Montreal’s Francoise Abanda are gone into in the ladies’ certifying draw.
Certifying continues through Friday. Main draw play starts Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
to see some of Shapovalov moves, watch this video: