Denis Shapovalov is a professional tennis player from Canada. The left-handed rising star was born on 15th April 1999 in Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. A Nassau resident reached a career-high ranking of World No.10 on the 21st of September 2020.
Who Are Denis Shapovalov Parents and Brother?
Denis’s father is Viktor Shapovalov, a Greek orthodox, and his mother Tessa, a Jewish. His mother was born in Lviv, Ukraine and on the Soviet national tennis team as well. But his parents moved to Israel in the course of the Soviet Union collapse.
Later on, they shifted to Vaughan, Canada, with their two children. Shapovalov has an older brother: Evgeniy.
Denis Shapovalov’s Junior Career
Shapovalov began playing tennis at the age of five at the Richmond Hill Country Club. Afterwards, he learned primary tennis lessons in his mother’s tennis academy(Tessa Tennis) in Vaughan. Most notably, his mother is still coaching him.
At the age of 13, Denis started to compete in the junior tennis circuits. Significantly, he claimed the boy’s singles Grand Slam title at the 2016 Wimbledon. In doubles, he won the title at the 2015 US Open and reached the final at the 2016 Wimbledon with his compatriot, none other than Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Denis Shapovalov’s ATP Career
Canadian turned professional tennis player in 2016. Shapovalov made his ATP main draw at the 2016 Citi Open as a wildcard entrant. In addition, he clinched his maiden ATP title at the 2019 Stockholm Open. Later on, Denis reached his first ATP Masters 1000 event final at the 2019 Paris Masters. He has won an ATP title out of three final appearances.
In Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the semi-final at the 2021 Wimbledon is his best performance so far.
Does Shapovalov Speak Russian?
Denis Shapovalov speaks fluent Russian and English. According to the reports, Canadian gives interviews in Russian as well.
Exciting Facts About Denis Shapovalov
Shapovalov’s height is six feet and an inch(185 cm) and his nickname is Shapo. His favourite surface is grass, shot is overhead smash. And Denis’s favourite tournament is Canadian Masters.
Moreover, Denis Shapovalov’s childhood idol is Swiss Maestro Roger Federer. He likes to play video games, enjoys rapping, and is a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.
Incredibly, Shapovalov was named ATP Newcomer of the Year and ATP Most Improved Player of the Year in 2017.
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