Del Potro too strong for Shapovalov By

Del Potro too strong for Shapovalov By

Shapovalov was outclassed 6-2 6-4 by former US Open victor Juan Martin del Potro in Wednesday's Classic second round, and will now head to Melbourne.

Ranked 65th in the world, Gojowczyk sent the American Sock packing in his first match on Wednesday, winning 6-3 6-3 and dominating from first to last.

Former champions Juan Martin del Potro and Roberto Bautista Agut will meet Saturday in the final of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic.

Like the dynamic Ferrer, del Potro also managed to keep himself in the hunt, saving six break points and frustrating the Spaniard with his staying power.

"I'm exhausted", Del Potro said in a court-side interview.

Ferrer, who has won the tournament four times, broke his opponents serve five times (twice in the first set and three times in the second) and was always in control.

"But I've been working hard to play this tennis and hopefully I can still improve in the next matches".

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"I'm just so pleased to be able to make another final".

Bautista Agut, meanwhile, beat Robin Haase in three sets, all of which went to tie-breaks in a near three-hour slugfest.

Bautista Agut booked his spot in the Classic final with a 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) win over the journeyman Haase, battling from beginning to end.

"Tomorrow I'll have to run even more against David but it's a good challenge for me, to see how my body is before an important event like the Australian Open".

"It was a great finish and when I saw that last ball in I went insane", Bautista Agut said.

"It's still a long way for me to get to where I want to be, so it's going to be a lot of work, it's not just going to happen", Shapovalov said.

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