Not a great couple of days for Canadian men at the Aussie Open.
Raonic just back from injury and seeded down at #22 lost his first round match in four sets to unseeded Lukas Lacko (who is currently ranked 86 on the ATP rankings).
And then last night Shapovalov simply blew it when he was on the verge of upsetting 15th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last night in a 5 set thriller.
Shapo was up 5-2 in the 5th set and looked set to win. Tsonga was struggling to hold his serve. But then the wheels fell off. Multiple double faults - unforced errors - and yes Tsonga found a new gear - and won the next 5 games to eliminate the 18 year old.
It was tough to watch - especially after the kid had played so well through the rest of the match. I was flipping between two different sets of commentators - one the international feed and the other the ESPN feed with the McEnroe brothers - and there were raves for Shapo - until the wheels fell off.