Recap

Denis Shapovalov falls to Frances Tiafoe in Delray Beach Open semifinal

American wild-card Francis Tiafoe reached his first career ATP final with a 7-5, 6-4 semifinal victory over Canada's Denis Shapovalov on Saturday night in the Delray Beach Open.

Rising Canadian tennis star's search for 1st ATP final is cut short

Denis Shapovalov of Canada, seen here during Tuesday's match at the Delray Beach Open, lost in the semifinal against American Frances Tiafoe on Saturday. (Peter Staples/Getty Images)

American wild-card Francis Tiafoe reached his first career ATP final with a 7-5, 6-4 semifinal victory over Canada's Denis Shapovalov on Saturday night in the Delray Beach Open.

The 91st-ranked Tiafoe will play Peter Gojowczyk of Germany, a 7-6 (3), 6-3 winner over American Steve Johnson in the afternoon.

Tiafoe and the 64th-ranked Gojowczyk, who won his first title at Metz, France, last year, have never faced each other in a tour-level match. They are 1-1 in non tour-level meetings.

The semifinal was Tiafoe's second time on court Saturday. In the early afternoon, Tiafoe finished off Hyeon Chung of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on an eighth match point in a rain-delayed quarterfinal.

Tiafoe failed to take advantage of three match points Friday night before the match was stopped.

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