37 Facts About Denis Shapovalov

1. Denis Shapovalov is the third highest-ranked Canadian male player in history behind Felix Auger-Aliassime and Milos Raonic (world No 3 in 2016).

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2. Denis Shapovalov won two junior Grand Slam titles, his first being the doubles title at the 2015 US Open with Auger-Aliassime and his second being the singles title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

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3. The next year, Denis Shapovalov continued his success with a second Masters semifinal appearance at the 2018 Madrid Open and ended the year ranked inside the top 30, making him the youngest player in the group.

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4. In 2019, Denis Shapovalov won his first ATP title at the 2019 Stockholm Open and made his first Masters finals appearance at the 2019 Paris Masters, after which he ended the year ranked No 15.

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5. For 2020, Denis Shapovalov reached his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2020 US Open and his fourth Masters semifinal at the 2020 Italian Open, taking him to his career-high ranking of world No 10.

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6. Denis Shapovalov made two more tour final appearances in 2021.

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7. Denis Shapovalov started playing tennis at the Richmond Hill Country Club, where his mother got a job as a coach two weeks after arriving in Toronto from Tel Aviv.

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8. Denis Shapovalov began playing tennis at age 5, and quickly became obsessed with the game.

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9. Denis Shapovalov gave his first interview in Russian to Russian Eurosport commentators.

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10. When Denis Shapovalov was 13, his training needs were too much for his mother to handle on her own.

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11. In October 2013, Denis Shapovalov won his first junior singles title at the ITF G5 in Burlington, Ontario.

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12. Denis Shapovalov captured his second singles title in April 2014 at the ITF G5 in Burlington.

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13. In July 2014, Denis Shapovalov won the singles and doubles titles at the ITF G4 in San Jose.

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14. In late November 2015, Denis Shapovalov won his first professional doubles title at the ITF Futures in Pensacola.

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15. In July 2016, Denis Shapovalov was awarded a wildcard for the tournament in Washington, his first ATP main draw appearance.

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16. Denis Shapovalov was defeated by Lukas Lacko in three sets.

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17. In February 2017, Denis Shapovalov was selected to play for the Canada Davis Cup team in the World Group 1st round tie against Great Britain, and lost his opener to Dan Evans.

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18. Denis Shapovalov went on to defeat world No 42 Adrian Mannarino in the quarterfinals before bowing out to world No 8 Alexander Zverev in the semifinals, thus becoming the youngest player ever to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semifinal.

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19. Denis Shapovalov reached the fourth round by defeating Kyle Edmund in four sets, becoming the youngest player to reach the fourth round since Michael Chang in 1989.

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20. Seeded third, Denis Shapovalov finished third in his Group with a record of one win and two losses in round robin play, which was not enough to qualify for the semifinals.

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21. Denis Shapovalov defeated Ivo Karlovic, Jared Donaldson, and Taylor Fritz in the first three rounds, before falling to eventual champion Frances Tiafoe.

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22. Denis Shapovalov became the youngest top-30 player since Richard Gasquet in 2005.

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23. On 20 October 2019, Denis Shapovalov won his first ATP title at the Stockholm Open, defeating Filip Krajinovic in straight sets.

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24. At the Paris Masters, the tour's final tournament of the year, Denis Shapovalov secured a top 20 year-end finish after beating Gilles Simon, Fabio Fognini, Alexander Zverev, and Gael Monfils to reach the semifinals.

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25. Denis Shapovalov finished the season at a career-high ranking of number 15.

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26. Denis Shapovalov faced Pospisil in his first match there in the second round, but lost in straight sets.

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27. Denis Shapovalov entered the Open 13 next as the fourth seed and snapped his three-match losing streak after fending off Marin Cilic in three sets in the second round to reach the quarterfinals and join Auger-Aliassime and Pospisil, making it the first time three Canadian men had reached the quarterfinals of an ATP Tour tournament together since 1990.

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28. Seeded tenth at Wimbledon, Denis Shapovalov reached the third round at the tournament for the first time in his career.

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29. Denis Shapovalov lost his opening matches at both the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Masters, to Frances Tiafoe and Benoit Paire respectively.

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30. At the Australian Open, Denis Shapovalov defeated Laslo Ðere, Kwon Soon-woo, and Reilly Opelka to reach the fourth round, where he upset third seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach his first-ever Australian Open quarterfinal.

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31. At the 2022 Qatar Open, Denis Shapovalov lost in straight sets to Arthur Rinderknech at the quarterfinals.

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32. At the 2022 Wimbledon, Denis Shapovalov lost in the second round to Brandon Nakashima in four sets.

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33. At the Cincinnati Masters, Denis Shapovalov lost in the third round to World No 1 Daniil Medvedev in a tough match featuring a ninth game lasting nine minutes 42 seconds.

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34. Denis Shapovalov developed his one-handed backhand at the age of six and his net instincts all under her direction.

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35. Youzhny helped Denis Shapovalov develop his backhand slice, among other adjustments.

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36. Denis Shapovalov ended his association with Delgado after the Italian Open in 2022, opting to go with frequent Davis Cup teammate Peter Polansky as a full-time coach after Polansky initially joined Denis Shapovalov's coaching team on a temporary basis.

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37. In 2020, during the suspension of professional tennis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Denis Shapovalov began writing and experimenting with lyrics to record and he constructed his own in-home studio to produce his music.

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