Tennis

Canada's Shapovalov falls to unseeded Ivashka at Geneva Open

Third-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., lost his opening match at the Geneva Open on Wednesday in Switzerland, falling 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.

3rd-seeded Canadian falls to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in 3 sets

Denis Shapovalov of Canada, seen in a Rome tournament in May, was defeated 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3 by Ilya Ivashka of Belarus at the Geneva Open on Wednesday in Switzerland. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Third-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., lost his opening match at the Geneva Open on Wednesday in Switzerland, falling 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.

In a match with few break points, Ivashka saved the only one he faced against Shapovalov and converted one chance in each of the two sets he won.

Ivashka will next face unseeded Joao Sousa of Brazil.

Shapovalov's ousting wasn't the first upset of the tournament. On Tuesday, second-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia was beaten by France's Richard Gasquet.

WATCH l Shapovalov upset by Ivashka in Geneva Open round of 16:

Shapovalov upset by Ivashka in Geneva Open round of 16

1 month ago
Duration 3:02
Ilya Ivashka of Belarus upset Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Geneva Open.

With files from CBC Sports

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