Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is heading to the third round of the Italian Open.
The No. 12 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday at the ATP Masters 1000 clay-court event.
Shapovalov will face the winner of a match between No. 7 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy and unseeded Ugo Humbert of France in the round of 16.
Shapovalov is coming off a run to the quarter-finals at the U.S. Open, the best showing by a Canadian male in the history of the New York Grand Slam.
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No. 13 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., faces Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic later Thursday.