Shapovalov advances at Paris Masters with win over Cerundolo

PARIS — Canada's Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament on Tuesday with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo.

Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., had nine aces and converted three of 10 break point chances in the victory.

Cerundolo had just two chances to break Shapovalov, converting one.

Shapovalov entered the final Masters 1,000-level tournament ranked 16th in the world, moving up three spots after a run to the final of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna last week.

Shapovalov will face 14th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round. The Spaniard holds a 4-2 advantage on the career series between the two.

Eighth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, who had a bye in the first round, plays Sweden's Mikael Ymer in second-round action on Wednesday. Auger-Aliassime won the Swiss Indoors in Basel last week to claim his third straight ATP title.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 1, 2022.

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