Canada's Shapovalov loses opening match in straight sets at Mallorca

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Canada's Denis Shapovalov's losing streak continued Wednesday arsenic helium dropped a 6-4, 6-1 determination to Benjamin Bonzi of France astatine the Mallorca Championships.

It was the opening lucifer for the 16th-ranked Canadian, who had a first-round bye astatine the Wimbledon warmup event.

Shapovalov has mislaid openers successful 5 consecutive tournaments (Mallorca, London, Stuttgart, Paris and Geneva).

Bonzi, the satellite No. 56, needed conscionable 67 minutes to implicit the victory. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., double-faulted six times and had 19 unforced errors to conscionable six for his opponent.

Shapovalov's past triumph came astir six weeks agone erstwhile helium bushed Spain's Rafael Nadal successful the circular of 16 astatine the Rome Masters.

This study by The Canadian Press was archetypal published June 22, 2022.

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