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Denis Shapovalov succumbs to France's Humbert in ASB Classic quarters

Canadian Denis Shapovalov is out at the ASB Classic. The second-seeded Shapovalov was ousted 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Thursday by Ugo Humbert of France.

Canadian sets sights on Australian Open after straight-sets loss in New Zealand

Canada's Denis Shapovalov, seen above at an earlier ASB Classic match, failed to reach the semifinals after a 4-7, 4-6 loss to France's Ugo Humbert on Thursday in New Zealand. (Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Canadian Denis Shapovalov is out at the ASB Classic.

The second-seeded Shapovalov was ousted 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Thursday by Ugo Humbert of France.

Shapovalov couldn't overcome too many unforced errors, with six double faults, including two to finish the match.

The 21-year-old Humbert, ranked 57th, took the straight-sets victory in one hour 28 minutes.

Shapovalov is currently the top-ranked Canadian at a career-high No. 13 and received a bye into the second round at the ASB Classic, an ATP Tour 250-level tune-up event for the Australian Open.

The 20-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., is one of four Canadians with a spot in the men's main draw at the Grand Slam tournament alongside Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil.

Humbert will face American John Isner in the semifinals in Auckland.

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