Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov

Height: 6ft 1in / 1.85m

Date of Birth: 15 April 1999

World Ranking: 19

No. of Titles: 1

Plays: Left-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Residence: Nassau, Bahamas

Achievements

  • Shapovalov defeated two-time champion Andy Murray and earned 5-set wins over Kohlschreiber and Khachanov en route to his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon this year
  • He is the second Canadian in history to break into the Top 10
  • Shapovalov was the first Canadian to reach the US Open quarter finalis in 2020
  • He won the first ATP Tour title in the final in Stockholm in 2019 and ended the season with five wins leading Canada to their first Davis Cup final
  • He reached the 2019 Paris final and four other ATP Masters 1000 semi-finals, including Montreal in 2017, where he upset the second-best player in the world, Nadal, and at age 18 became the youngest semi-finalist in the series since 1990
  • He ended his junior career with the 2016 Wimbledon boys’ singles title, then broke into the Top 50 less than 15 months later
  • He was named ATP’s Newcomer of the Year and ATP’s Most Improved Player of the Year in 2017

Fun Facts

  • His nickname is Shapo
  • He is fluent in English and Russian
  • His mother is a former professional player who has coached him since the age of 5 and runs a tennis academy in Vaughan, Canada
  • His favourite shot is overhead smash
  • His idol growing up was Roger Federer
  • He wants to use his game to “inspire more kids that are going their own way… and show them that it’s possible to do it on your own if you truly believe and work hard.”
  • He is a fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  • He travels with his Nintendo Switch and enjoys playing Skyrim and Mario Kart
  • He enjoys rapping, having released a pair of songs in 2020 named “Night Train” and “Drip”
  • If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would want to be an ice hockey player

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