Denis Shapovalov is the last hurdle between Brit Cam Norrie and a Queen’s club finals place as the Canadian finished off an interrupted quarter-final on Saturday.

Second seed Shapo set up a first ATP meeting with local hope Norrie as he completed a quarter-final which began on Friday, defeating Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4.

The first set was played after a long Friday rain delay, with the conclusion put back overnight due to more rain and darkness.

It  was also Shapovalov’s second double duty day in as many weeks after playing two matches in a day in Stuttgart.

The winner has now beaten his American opponent in four of five matches.

“It’s not easy to play and win over two days,” Shapovalov said before preparing to face Norrie later in the day in west London.

“You never know when he can get hot, he’s a tricky player. We’ve had some amazing battles, so I was glad to get the win.”

The 14th-ranked Canadian managed 11 aces which were almost outweighed by11 double-faults; he saved all five break points against his serve and broke Tiafoe twice.


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