Shapovalov stays unbeaten against Chardy, winning clay-court opener in Barcelona
7th seed could face Auger-Aliassime in all-Canadian 3rd-round matchup
Canada's Denis Shapovalov is heading to the third round of the Barcelona Open after a 6-3, 7-5 win over France's Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday.
The seventh-seeded Shapovalov, who got a bye in the first round, was playing his first clay-court match of the season.
Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., won 68 per cent of his points when he got his first serve in, 12 percentage points better than Chardy's mark.
Shapovalov could face No. 10 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal in the third round of the ATP Tour 500 event.
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Auger-Aliassime meets Italy's Lorenzo Musetti in a second-round match on Wednesday, with the winner earning a date with Shapovalov.
Bautista Agut advances to round of 16
Fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut defeated fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday to advance to the round of 16 in the Barcelona Open.
Bautista Agut will now face Jannik Sinner, who got past Egor Gerasimov 6-3, 6-2 at the clay-court tournament.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal makes his debut on Wednesday.
With files from The Associated Press