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Denis Shapovalov beats Jannik Sinner in 5 Set Thriller at the Australian Open (Pictures)

  • Denis Shapovalov beat Jannik Sinner at the Australian Open
  • Shapovalov won a 5 set thriller in Melbourne
  • The Canadian entered the match on a 6 match losing streak
  • He snapped Sinner’s 10 match winning streak
  • Denis Shapovalov takes on Bernard Tomic in the second round
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Denis Shapovalov beat Jannik Sinner at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 08 Feb 2021
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Denis Shapovalov beat Jannik Sinner in the Australian Open first round on Monday. The two young guns delivered a classic match at Margaret Court Arena with the Canadian snapping Sinner’s 10-match winning streak with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win.

It was one of the most highly-anticipated matches of the men's singles first round and duly delivered. 

Shapovalov entered the match on a six-match losing streak, but he found his best to hand the young Italian his first loss since the Erste Bank Open in Vienna in October.

“Matches like this are so much fun for me to play,” said Shapovalov, in an on-court interview. “This is why I play the sport in front of fans like you guys, that are just so much fun for both guys. Win or lose, today is one of the matches that I am going to remember in my career, just because playing in one of these stadiums, the moment and the quality of tennis today, it was just so much fun to be out here.”
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Denis Shapovalov of Canada plays a backhand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Denis Shapovalov of Canada plays a backhand during his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: Denis Shapovalov of Canada plays a backhand during his Men

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