Canadian rising tennis sensation Denis Shapovalov withdraws from the next week’s Next-Gen ATP Finals 2019 due to fatigue and exhaustion, confirmed Shapovalov on Friday.
The 20-year-old is currently playing the Rolex Paris Masters 2019 and has reached the semifinal after defeating Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. He will face Rafael Nadal in the final 4 and is confident enough to make an upset.
However, Denis Shapovalov decided that he is playing too much to skip the under-21-years event in Milan, which will commence from 5th November and will end on 9th November 2019. This is the second consecutive time that Shapovalov has pulled out of the Next-Gen ATP Finals due to fatigue.
The 20-year-old Canadian star has played 53 matches so far on the ATP Tour, this season with 29-24 win-loss record, winning a title at the Stockholm Open.
“So sorry to all my fans that will not see me play in Milan,” Shapovalov wrote on Twitter. “I was really excited to go and play, but unfortunately it will just be too much for me to handle. I’ve had an amazing end to the year, playing more matches than expected. My team and I have made the decision that I need to rest after Paris as my body will not be able to handle another week. Thank you so much for your support”
Shapovalov is the second player to withdraw from the event after his compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime pulled out due to an ankle injury. Mikael Ymer was named as the replacement for Auger-Aliassime.
Twenty-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will make his debut at the 2019 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan, next week as he will replace Shapovalov in the event.
The qualifiers of the Finals ATP Finals 2019 are as follows – Alex De MInaur, Denis Tiafoe, Casper Ruud, Miomir Kecmanovic, Ugo Humbert, Mikael Ymer, Jannik Sinner, and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
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