Denis Shapovalov of Canada celebrates after beating Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil during the first round of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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August 08, 2017

MONTREAL (AP) Canadian Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 victory against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil.

On triple match point, Shapovalov fired a serve that handcuffed Dutra Silva. The 18-year-old dropped his racket and threw his arms in the air as the center court crowd at Uniprix Stadium erupted in cheers.

The 143rd-ranked Shapovalov got better as the match progressed, needing 2 hours, 26 minutes to eliminate the 64th-ranked Dutra Silva.

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