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‘Corruption’, ‘favouritism’ and ‘destroyed’ opponent: how Shapovalov came out of his match against Nadal



The Canadian got lost in managing his emotions unlike the Spaniard.

Rafael Nadal suffered as rarely. Troubled by stomach problems, the 35-year-old Mallorcan, in a Rod Laver Arena white-hot by the 35 degrees present in Melbourne, faltered physically and almost relived the scenario of last year when Stefanos Tsitsipas told him recovered a handicap of two sets to join the last four. But here, Denis Shapovalov, well back in the game after a too timid start, was unable to manage his emotions to bring down the injured beast.

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