Shapovalov and Coric victorious in St. Petersburg, advance to quarterfinal

Denis Shapovalov and Borna Coric were victories on Thursday booking spots in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open .

Denis Shapovalov stepped first onto the courts on Thursday and he wasted no time against Ivashka whom he defeated in just over an hour 6-1 6-4. It was a very quick and efficient match from both players who looked eager to play short points. The first set lasted only 32 minutes and was won by Shapovalov with 6-1. It was a stellar performance from the Canadian who controlled the match well. His serve was working and his groundstrokes as well. Ivashka could not withstand him and it was evident from the result.

The 2nd set was a bit tougher for Shapovalov who won it 6-4 in 35 minutes. It lasted about the same time as both players played strong groundstrokes with points lasting only a few shots per rally. Shapovalov got the deciding break early and he decided not to force anything. Both players held their serve until the end with ease.

Borna Coric also booked a spot in the quarterfinal with a victory over Russian Roman Safiullin. The whole endeavour took about an hour and a half and Coric won 6-3 7-5. The first set was a rather quick one as both players played well and the points were kept short. Coric, however, found a way to break Roman which gave him the lead and ultimately the opening set.

The 2nd set was much harder for both player's as it was a proper battle that lasted almost an hour in itself. Coric actually got broken first with Roman taking the 3-0 lead. For a moment it looked like we would see three sets but Coric fought back to make it 3-3. Then at 4-4, they played a tough game that saw multiple deuces before Coric finally broke through. Despite that, he failed to win the match in the next game allowing Safiullin to tie at 5-5.

Coric broke him once more in the next game and now he finally ended it with a 7-5 final set victory.

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