03 Jul 2021: 2021 Wimbledon, Denis Shapovalov beats Andy Murray: Records broken
Men's singles 10th seed Denis Shapovalov thrashed Andy Murray in the third round of the 2021 Wimbledon.Murray was nowhere near to his level and was below-par against Shapovalov, who sealed the match 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.Earlier, fifth seed Andrey Rublev was beaten in four sets by Fabio Fognini.Meanwhile, 22nd seed Dan Evans also tasted defeat in the third round.Here's more.
Fact: Murray loses his 11th career match at Wimbledon
This was the second occasion where Murray has exited from the third round at Wimbledon. The Scotsman has a win-loss record of 59-11 at Wimbledon after this result. Overall, he has 192 wins at Grand Slams, besides losing 48 times.
Shapovalov: Shapovalov scripts these feats after beating Murray
This was the first career meeting between Shapovalov and Murray.After reaching his maiden third-round at the Wimbledon, Shapovalov has extended his run.He has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for just the third time in his career.He now has a 4-3 win-loss record at Wimbledon, besides 22-14 across Slam events.
Words: This is a dream come true for me, says Shapovalov
The 22-year-old Shapovalov said it's a dream come true for him. "This is a dream come true for me, it's been years of hard work and I've put so much into every practice thinking that maybe one day I could play on Centre Court. To play against a legend like Andy today and to play a match like this [is incredible]," he said.
Fact: Shapovalov will take on Roberto Bautista Agut
Shapovalov will take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round. Earlier, Agut beat Dominik Koepfer 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 in straight sets.
Fact: Some blockbuster matches on offer
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