Tennis has always been my obsession. What better way to channel that obsession than writing about it? After 18 months of blogging with Sportsblog.com as the writer of A Fan Obsesseds blog, all the while completing my Bachelors in history and French, I joined VAVEL so that I can better share my love and knowledge of tennis with the world.
For eight games, it looked like Denis Shapovalov might reverse the result of his 2017 Rogers Cup loss to Sacha Zverev. Instead, it was the German blowing his opponent off the court to reach another Masters 1000 final.
In the first battle between the present and future of Canadian tennis, it was the young gun who shone bright as 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov beat his nation's greatest singles player in dominant fashion.
Milos Raonic overcame a nagging knee injury, his clay court struggles, and a higher-ranked opponent he had not beaten in nearly seven years to reach the third round in Madrid for the fifth straight year.