Nadal ousted by Canadian teenager, Federer through to Montreal QFs

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Rafael Nadal was on the receiving end of a stunning upset in the last 16 as second seed Roger Federer survived at the ATP Rogers Cup.

Top seed and 15-time grand slam champion Nadal lost in three sets to 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov in Montreal on Thursday.

Federer, though, scraped through to the quarter-finals after outlasting David Ferrer.

Meanwhile, German star Alexander Zverev moved into the last eight.

 

REMEMBER THE NAME

A star was born in Montreal on Thursday.

With Canadian icon Wayne Gretzky watching in the stands, Shapovalov rallied to stun Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

After becoming the youngest player to reach the last 16 at an ATP tournament since Nadal in 2004, Shapovalov continued his stellar run despite losing the opening set and falling 0-3 behind in the final-set tie-break.

It ended Nadal's hopes of returning to the top of the ATP rankings as Shapovalov prepares to face Adrian Mannarino, who saw off Chung Hyeon 6-3 6-3 to reach his first 1000 quarter-final.

 

FEDERER RECOVERS FROM SLOW START

The Swiss maestro did not have it easy against David Ferrer, but unlike Nadal, he managed to see it out.

Federer came back to prevail 4-6 6-4 6-2 over the Spaniard earlier on Thursday.

Losing the opening set snapped Federer's remarkable run of 32 consecutive sets won by the Wimbledon champion.

A last-eight meeting with Roberto Bautista-Agut awaits after he trumped Gael Monfils 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-2).

 

IN-FORM ZVEREV SEES OFF AILING KYRGIOS

Zverev finally got the better of his Australian opponent on Thursday.

The talented German claimed a 6-4 6-3 win over Kyrgios, who was hampered by his troublesome hip throughout.

Zverev - who has now reached the quarter-finals or better at four ATP 1000 events this season - will take on Kevin Anderson for a semi-final berth.

Anderson dispatched Sam Querrey 6-4 6-1.

Grigor Dimitrov - the seventh seed - suffered a 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1 defeat to Robin Haase, who saved eight of 10 break points.

Haase will meet Diego Schwartzman after the latter topped Jared Donaldson 0-6 7-5 7-5.