Thursday, April 15

Rogers Cup

Denis Shapovalov advances to third round at Rogers Cup after brief Twitter outburst

Denis Shapovalov advances to third round at Rogers Cup after brief Twitter outburst

News, Rogers Cup, Tennis
First, another emphatic victory for Denis Shapovalov at the Rogers Cup.Then, an apology from the 19-year-old tennis star.Bouts of rain played havoc with the schedule on Wednesday, and Shapovalov, originally slated to play Fabio Fognini on centre court, was pushed to the grand stand court, which has a smaller capacity.In a fit of pique, Shapovalov sarcastically tweeted “Got moved to grand stand,” followed by an emoji of clapping hands and #welldone and #homeevent. The tweet wasn’t up long, as Shapovalov deleted it soon after.The location of Shapovalov’s match didn’t matter, as he beat Fognini 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the third round.“First of all, I just want to apologize to the fans and friends that weren’t able to see me (play),” said Shapovalov, who had said on Tuesday that he wa