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Fourth set: Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-4 Sinner* Yep, Sinner is back. He races to 40-15 then chips and charges, allowing Shapovalov to whip a crosscourt forehand … after which an ace follows. Momentum is with the Italian.
Fourth set: Shapovalov* 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-3 Sinner Sinner stands way back to receive and plays a decent forehand to nudge ahead in the game. And have a look! He finds another, Shapovalov hands him a double, and there are three break points! The first is saved with an eleventh ace, then a backhand return on the stretch flies wide … but Sinner punishes a forehand that’s too good. He’s alive (take a deep breath)!