In other results, third-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria was upset 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-5 by Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, and fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, a finalist previous year, was ousted 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 7-5 by Gael Monfils.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal demolished one of the biggest talents of this sports Borna Coric. He brought the match to equal service in the ninth game before Ferrer rob him of the first inning after three errors in a row of the second head of series during the game subsequent. "So I know exactly what he feels". However, here he beat Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva in the opening round, followed it up with another win over Juan Martin Del Potro in the second before finally scalping Nadal. "He played with the right determination".
It ended Nadal's hopes of returning to the top of the ATP rankings as Shapovalov prepares to face Adrian Mannarino, who saw off Chung Hyeon 6-3 6-3 to reach his first 1000 quarter-final. Then at Wimbledon, he became the third Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam title, when he defeated Alex De Minaur of Australia in three sets.
"He's my idol", said Shapovalov of the unseeded Del Potro. "Honestly it's a dream come true for me to beat a player like that". "I'm going to try to make the most of it", Shapovalov said, as quoted by CBC Sports.
Shapovalov is the youngest player to beat a top-two player in an event, since the 18-year-old Serbian Filip Krajinovic who won against fellow Serbian and the then world No 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Belgrade Open in 2010. "I like to expose myself to those kind of matches", Federer said. "Sometimes he tends to just roll the ball in and use the big serve, or he uses a slice a lot and comes in". I was able to break him in the beginning of the second set.
After having been forced to compete in a marathon of 2 hours 31 minutes against French veteran Richard Gasquet on Wednesday evening, during which he even had to save three match balls, the German 20-year-old needed only 71 minutes to go to the next round. Shapovalov grabbed the momentum and worked his way to a pair of match points.
"I just tried to stay calm, tried to play every point, go for my shots".
The Swiss star, who turned 36 on Tuesday, next faces Spain's David Ferrer, a 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-1 victor over 15th-seeded American Jack Sock.
The last quarter final pairing will see Diego Schwartzman of Argentina taking on Robin Haase of the Netherlands after beating Jared Donaldson 0-6 7-5 7-5.
Pliskova is to move on to play sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, who defeated 10th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-1.