Denis Shapovalov is over the moon after beating Andy Murray on Friday night and knocking the Briton out of Wimbledon.
The Canadian 10th seed clinched a 6-4 6-2 6-2 third round victory over Murray to advance to the round of 16.
22-year-old will play Spanish eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the last 16, but says his victory over 34-year-old Murray was a huge one for him.
“This is a dream come true for me,” Shapovalov said after the win.
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“I put in countless years of hard work to play on Centre Court and to play Andy in a match like this.
“He is truly an inspiration to many people – including me.
“It is amazing to be here and I don’t think I could have played any better.”
For two-time champion Murray, who has been involved in a lengthy fight against hip and groin injuries, it was his earliest Wimbledon exit in 16 years.
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