Davidovich Fokina Replaces Shapovalov In Milan Field
Twenty-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will make his debut at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. The Spaniard will replace Denis Shapovalov, who withdrew from the event due to fatigue.
Davidovich Fokina has rapidly climbed the ATP Rankings this season. After beginning 2019 at World No. 237, the Spaniard cracked the Top 100 for the first time two weeks ago.
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The field is set in Milan, with the 21-and-under season finale taking place at the Allianz Cloud from 5-9 November.
“So sorry to all my fans that will not see me play in Milan,” Shapovalov wrote on Twitter. “I was really excited to go and play, but unfortunately it will just be too much for me to handle. I’ve had an amazing end to the year, playing more matches than expected. My team and I have made the decision that I need to rest after Paris as my body will not be able to handle another week. Thank you so much for your support.”
Update on Milan 😔 thanks for your support 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/N7wKhJmZJf
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) November 1, 2019