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WIMBLEDON, England There will be at least two Canadians in the finals at Wimbledon.
Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., beat top seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 4 6, 7 6 (5), 6 2 in the boys semifinals Friday morning.
Shapovalov match ended just minutes after Canada Milos Raonic and Switzerland Roger Federer started their men singles semifinal match on Centre Court. Raonic won that match in five sets, 6 3, 6 7 (3), 4 6, 7 5, 6 3, to become the first Canadian man to ever advance to a major Grand Slam singles final. The only woman to do it is Westmount Eugenie Bouchard, who lost in the Wimbledon final two years ago, 6 3, 6 0, to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Shapovalov, seeded fifth and playing a beautiful serve and volley game on Court 12, fought off five break points during the second set before winning in the tie breaker. After the set finished, Tsitsipas called for a trainer to look at his right arm. During the delay of more than 10 minutes, Shapovalov put on his jacket to stay warm, then started practising his serve while waiting for his opponent to get ready.
In the third set, the left handed Shapovalov broke Tsitsipas to go up 3 2 and again to to up 5 2 before serving out the match. The 17 year old Canadian will play Australia Alex De Minaur, the No. 7 seed, in the boys final. De Minaur beat American Ulises Blanch, the No. 2 seed, 6 3, 6 2 in Friday other semifinal.
Watching and cheering Shapovalov on from a court side seat was Montreal Felix Auger Aliassime, who lost to De Minaur in Thursday quarter finals.