The 21-years-old Denis Shapovalov makes a considerable impact on the ATP tours since he turned as a professional player. And while Canadian upset several top players on many occasions, he was recently entered into the ATP Top ten players list. As of now, Denis has concerns over his future.
After several top performances in the 2020 season, Shapovalov is now playing Sofia Open 2020, where he was seeded top. World number twelve will face Moldovan tennis player Radu Albot on his opening round match. However, Denis addressed in the press conference ahead of his debut in Bulgaria’s ATP 250 event.
Speaking about his expectation in Sofia, Shapovalov expressed, “The tournament is very pleasant. The conditions for tennis players are very good. This is my first time in Bulgaria, but I seem to have a lot of fans here.”
Canadian also said he is always great to visit Bulgaria owing to the plenty of tennis fans. Additionally, he added, “I am happy to play in this tournament. I have no expectations. I just want to play smart tennis, and I’m excited to be here.”
“Very Difficult For Us Tennis Players To Prepare For Australia”: Denis Shapovalov
The coronavirus pandemic has shrunk the ongoing season, while players have some expectation on the upcoming season. But, still, now there is no exact crystal schedule for future events. For a reason, several players wary of the 2021 season, especially about the Australian Open series.
In a row, Denis Shapovalov has raised concerns over it. Additionally, he explained, “I think it is very difficult for us tennis players to prepare for Australia until there is clarity about the specific dates of the tournament. It is impossible now to say what I will do. Nobody knows what will happen.”
Australia has been severely affected by the Coronavirus. For concern, the local government has implemented several preventing measures, including 14 days quarantine for the border crosser.
Shapovalov continued, “I have no idea how much time I will have. We do not have any information. It’s hard to make plans right now. I understand that everything possible is being done. There are some differences with the government. It’s hard for the players. Honestly, I have no idea what I’m going to do.”
Meanwhile, Tennis Australia has begun negotiation with local government authorities regarding the quarantine period exemption for foreign players.