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World number 370 Denis Shapovalov took down no. 19 Nick Kyrgios for his first ATP World Tour match win, in the opening round of Rogers Cup.
The 17 year old Canadian, said he loved playing before the crowd in Toronto. The teenager produced dazzling shot making in this one hour and 40 minutes long encounter, prevailing 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3.
“He’s coming off of one of the best results of his career. He has a great future,” Kyrgios said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how he’s going to progress… He’s a top player.”
The Australian lost his cool several times during the match and was even caught saying “I’m going home” during a seat changeover. He has lately been tweeting a lot about his love for the new game Pokemon Go and the twitter world was quick to take a shot at him for this.
Kind of want Kyrgios to win just so we arent flooded with unfunny tweets from bookmakers about Pokemon Go
— Hoffski (@hoffense) July 26, 2016
Denis Shapovalov, 17-year-old fresh off Wimbledon boys' title, takes out 19th-ranked Nick Kyrgios, who may need to chill on the Pokemon Go.
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) July 26, 2016
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Nick Kyrgios says he prefers Pokemon Go to tennis before losing at Rogers Cup
— Lee Levy – Dubai Life Coach (@thekingleelevy) July 26, 2016
Kyrgios lost? 😆 I guess he can now chase Pokemon 😬
— ☀️ (@VolleyMePlease) July 26, 2016
— darshan (@dawgs_rx) July 26, 2016
Genuinely wouldn't surprise me if Nick Kyrgios stopped a rally on match point to play Pokemon Go.
— Abigail Davies (@swanabi) July 26, 2016
Kyrgios tells his friend in stands that he wants to fly home after this match. Ump reminds him that sound is picked up on court microphones.
— Caroline Cameron (@SNCaroline) July 26, 2016
Kyrgios realizing there's no Pokemon at the Rogers Cup. https://t.co/Rem35k7OmF
— Michael Amato (@amato_mike) July 25, 2016
Poor Nick Kyrgios tweets about playing Pokemon Go instead of practicing, then loses to a 10-1 underdog in the first round in Toronto.
— Russ Goldich (@russgoldich) July 26, 2016
Watches tennis, cricket and football. Mostly tennis.