Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris
September 4, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Denis Shapovalov meets Lloyd Harris in the third round of the 2021 US Open on Saturday, September 4th 2021. Who will make their way into the fourth round?
Will Denis Shapovalov show us his best tennis and get revenge against Lloyd Harris for his loss earlier in the year in Dubai, or will Lloyd Harris show us why he has been rising in 2021 and getting closer and closer to becoming a mainstay in bigger tournaments?
Lloyd Harris has shown us this year that he does not care who is on the other side of the court, he will always aim to play his best tennis by serving big and getting his forehand into play early, allowing him to dictate play and move his opponents around with ease. Lloyd is a great player and he has beaten the likes of Thiem, Nishikori, Nadal, and even Shapovalov this year, so he will not be afraid of bringing out his best tennis and trying to get another top 10 win this year in his hopes of making it into week two of the US Open.
Denis Shapovalov will be very content with his game and the fact he is yet to lose a set here in New York as he has not been at his best over the last month. Shapovalov cruised against Roberto Carballes Baena, beating the Spaniard in 3 sets 7-6/6-3/6-0. Denis Shapovalov has shown us that he is a player who has plenty of ups and downs, and he seems to bring his best mainly in Grand Slams, often getting into the second week. Can Shapovalov make it far in yet another Grand Slam as he aims to continue improving and establishing himself as a mainstay top 10 player?
This is going to be the 2nd meeting between both players, with Lloyd Harris having won their only encounter. Shapovalov will remember that match very well, as he had multiple match points during the match but was not able to convert them, whilst Harris maintained his composure and converted his. Shapovalov got revenge against Baena, so he will be determined to do the same again and get revenge against Harris as he makes his way to the fourth round in New York.