Tennis

Denis Shapovalov ousted in quarters at Open Sud de France

Canadian Denis Shapovalov was ousted in the quarter-finals of the Open Sud de France tennis tournament, falling 7-5, 7-6 (4) to France's Pierre-Hugues Hebert on Friday.

Canadian toppled in straight sets by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Hebert

Canada's Denis Shapovalov, pictured earlier this year, lost to Stan Wawrinka Friday in the quarter-finals of the ABN AMRO World tournament in Rotterdam. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Denis Shapovalov was ousted in the quarter-finals of the Open Sud de France tennis tournament, falling 7-5, 7-6 (4) to France's Pierre-Hugues Hebert on Friday.

Hebert, seeded seventh in Montpellier, used an accurate serve to his advantage, winning 84 per cent of his first service points and 62 per cent on second serve. He broke Shapovalov twice while only losing one break point. Both players had four aces.

Shapovalov, ranked No. 25 in the world, was the tournament's third seed and was coming off a second-round win over Spain's Marcel Granollers on Thursday.

Hebert will face Czech veteran Tomas Berdych in Saturday's semifinals.

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