But the 20-year-old struggled with his emotions throughout the three-hour, 14-minute match, losing to Fucsovics 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-7 (3).
The Hungarian began his post-match press conference by saying "I never lost in the first round in the main draw here". The duo traded games twice to keep it even at 5-5.
After a long rally, Fucsovics sailed wide back and gave Shapovalov an 8-7 lead and a chance at setpoint.
"Usually this is not a lucky number, but for me, my favorite number, " he said.
Shapovalov conserved an established factor in the second-set tie-break to also the suit at one collection each, relatively transforming the trend in favour of theNo 13 seed. The two players held until the 27-year-old Fucsovics book-ended the set with another break. "I'm sure Rafa (Nadal) and Roger (Federer) and Novak (Djokovic) are not going to want to play when it's bad for their health as well".
Shapovalov, the top seed eliminated from the tournament on Monday morning, was broken in the opening game, conceded 17 unforced errors in the first set and nearly lost the second before Fucsovics gave him a double fault. At the next serve, Fucsovics won the competition. Fucsovics, ranked at No. 67 in the world, sent world No.
Shapovalov, seeded 13th and widely tipped as a future Grand Slam champion, was out of sorts from the start at Margaret Court Arena and received a code violation after pounding his racket into the blue hardcourt when broken early in the third set.
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After losing his temper in Lichtenstein, Shapovalov returned the third set in prolonged sulkiness.
After throwing his racket, Shapovalov was given the code violation that triggered his outburst.
Shapovalov jumped to 2-0 and a 3-1 lead in the fourth set but Fucsovics fought back to tie 4-4 and take a 5-4 lead before Shapovalov tied the score with a 5-5 score.
Shapovalov went for the same strategy on the next point but it put him out of position for Fucsovics deep return to make it 5-2.
One point after Shapovalov walked away from the chair and play continued, he swapped out his racket, which raised some eyebrows.
Shapovalov was visibly frustrated throughout the match.
"I don't want to risk my life, risk my health being out there playing in this condition when I can (play) for the next 10-15 years".