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Shapovalov bounced in straight sets at Indian Wells

Denis Shapovalov of Canada reacts during his third round match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Ugo Humbert had to work for more than two-and-a-half hours to get the job done, but the athlete from Metz, France wasn't complaining after bouncing Canadian Denis Shapovalov in straight sets at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night.

Humbert defeated Shapovalov 7-5, 6-4 in the round of 64 men's singles at Stadium 4.

Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., had six aces, 13 double faults and 29 unforced errors.

Humbert had five aces, three double faults and only 12 unforced errors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 10, 2023.

The Canadian Press