Sam Querrey, of the United States, returns the ball against Frank Dancevic, of Canada, during men's first round Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)
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TORONTO (AP) Denis Shapovalov upset Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday night in the first round of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament.
Shapovalov said afterward that he didn't expect to win.
Backed by a hometown crowd, the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native took advantage of world No. 19 Kyrgios's unforced errors on a beautiful evening that featured a light breeze at Aviva Centre.
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In a late match, American Sam Querrey defeated 7-6 (5), 6-4 Frank Dancevic, of Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Shapovalov, who is a wild card in the tournament, was coming off a boys' singles title win at Wimbledon earlier this month. The tournament's youngest player will face Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the second round.