Shocker: Nadal loses to 18 year old in Rogers Cup

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Bautista Agut rallied to win the second set in a tiebreaker, and saved one match point while serving at 5-6, 30-40 in the deciding set with a big serve out wide. However, since Krajinovic's win came by way of Djokovic's retirement in the match, Shapovalov is the first player since Nadal - in the 2004 Miami Open third round against Roger Federer - to win a completed match.

World No. 143 Shapovalov needed a wild card to get into the tournament. He said he grew up dreaming of playing the likes of Nadal and Roger Federer, and announced, "You know, my dream came true today".

Regardless of his results on Friday and beyond, the teenager will leapfrog into the top 100 of the men's ATP rankings, which will earn him a berth in a lot more tournaments. Always tough, but the draw was not that impossible after all the matches that were happening. "Fatigue from last week is not the reason as I'm not exhausted", he said.

Roger Federer swatted aside Canada's world number 116 Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-1 in just 53 minutes to book his place in the second round. Great kid!He played a great match against RAFA in Montreal.

"Yeah, it's incredible. I'm actually very honored to be compared to Nestor, that match against Edberg", Shapovalov said post-match.

Nadal hit 20 winners in his straight-sets win over Coric, including seven aces.

However, after successfully edging past Coric in Round of 32, the 15-time Grand Slam victor succumbed to failure in the third round to Canadian teenager Shapovalov. Despite the crowd supporting Shapovalov throughout the whole match, Nadal did not blame the loss on them as he understood that there are definitely times like this when the crowd goes against him. He has everything to become a great player. "He played with the right determination in the important moments", Nadal said. "I have to adjust my game a little bit just because the bounce of the ball is so much higher here than at Wimbledon, and there's wind, which in Wimbledon we didn't have much of".

In other results, third-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria was upset 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-5 by Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, and fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, a finalist past year, was ousted 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 7-5 by Gael Monfils.

His reward is another step up in quality, as he takes on Rafael Nadal in the final match on Court Central on Thursday.

Roberto Bautista bt Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2); Adrian Mannarino bt Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-3; Alexander Zverev bt Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-3; Kevin Anderson bt Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-1.

In the women's event, now taking place at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, Sloane Stephens of the United States eliminated German third seed Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-2 in 58 minutes to reach the quarter-finals.

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