The year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont.
But the Monte Carlo clay got the better of the big-hitting Canadian, seeded 15th. The unseeded German picked apart his serve, converting six of 16 break points.
Like Shapovalov, the year-old Auger-Aliassime made it to the semis in Miami.
Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime also are scheduled to play doubles together in Monte Carlo. Nadal, the defending champion, starts his bid for a record-extending 12th title on Wednesday against fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who won , , against John Millman on Monday.
Nadal has not played since pulling out of his semifinal against Federer at Indian Wells last month because of an injury to his right knee. Nadal said Monday he resumed practice two weeks ago and feels fit.
Djokovic has won eight of their 10 matches, but Kohlschreiber recently beat him at Indian Wells. Also on Monday, 10th-seeded Daniil Medvedev; No.
Medvedev did not face a break point in a , win against Joao Sousa. Cecchinato, a French Open semifinalist last year, was leading when Damir Dzumhur pulled out.
Goffin won , against qualifier Guido Andreozzi, but Fognini had a tougher match. The hot-tempered Italian player had the crowd on his side as he rallied to a , , win against unseeded Russian Andrey Rublev. Get more sports in your inbox Get the Star's Sports Headlines newsletter for a daily round-up of the latest big news.
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