Two Canadians make it to quarter-finals at Wimbledon for first time ever

Jul 5 2021, 12:59 pm

Two Canadians have made it to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time ever.

Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Richmond Hill-native Denis Shapovalov both made it through their respective matches on Monday in London, England, and will continue through to the next round.

Auger-Aliassime moved on with a 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 upset win over the fourth-ranked German Alexander Zverev. Shapovalov beat Roberto Bautista Agut by 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 scores earlier on Monday.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s unbelievable,” said the 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime during his on-court interview after the match. “You dream of moments like this as a kid. I’m a normal guy from Montreal, Canada, and here I am… Surely the best victory of my life so far.”

The 22-year-old Shapovalov will next face 25th-seed Russian Karen Khachanov, both of whom will be playing in Wimbledon’s final eight for the first time in their careers.

Auger-Aliassime will face Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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