Unlike 2017 and 2019, where he had left Marseille after losing in the first round, Denis Shapovalov, is this time through to the quarter finals thanks to his win over Croat Marin Cilic 6/4 4/6 6/2 in 1h59.
After having captured the first set, Shapovalov, was on track to make it a quick two setter when he was up 0-40 on the Cilic serve. He was, however unable to convert and ended up conceding the second set.
In tthe first game of the final set, Shapovalov was again up 0-40 on the Cilic serve and this time was able to capitalize on the first opportunity.
"It was a tight match and I knew I had to elevate my level of play in the third set if I wanted to beat Marin", admitted the Canadian lefty.
In the quarters, Shapovalov will play Alexander Bublik for a spot in the semis.