29 Facts About Denis Shapovalov

1. Denis Shapovalov was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

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2. Denis Shapovalov was born in Tel Aviv on a Thursday, April 15, 1999.

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3. Denis Shapovalov lost his first match of the 2019 season as Joao Sousa came from a set down to advance to the second round of the ASB Classic in Auckland.

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4. Denis Shapovalov began training Denis Shapovalov when he was only five, and in 2012, she opened a tennis academy in Vaughan, Ontario.

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5. Denis Shapovalov was a semifinalist at the 2017 Canadian Open beating Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal during his run.

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6. Denis Shapovalov won the 2016 Wimbledon junior singles title and the 2015 US Open junior doubles title with compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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7. Denis Shapovalov broke through in 2017 and has enjoyed a steady rise up the world rankings while Auger-Aliassime is one of the sport's top prospects.

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8. Denis Shapovalov said he had no doubt his young Canadian teammate could pull off the victory.

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9. Denis Shapovalov defeated Andreas Seppi in a five set marathon in the next round, but then fell in the Round of 32 to 5th seed Kevin Anderson in a five set thriller that lasted close to four hours.

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10. Denis Shapovalov played one more game before withdrawing from the match, unable to continue.

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

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12. Denis Shapovalov was defeated by Borna Coric in the fourth round.

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13. 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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14. Denis Shapovalov was defeated by world No 19 Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round, after which he reached his career-high ATP ranking of 51.

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15. 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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16. 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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17. Denis Shapovalov was defeated by No 40 Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the next round.

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

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

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

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

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22. Denis Shapovalov plays for Canada, but holds both Israeli and Canadian citizenships.

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

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

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26. Denis Shapovalov has one sibling, his older brother Evgeniy, who was born in Israel.

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27. Denis Shapovalov has since reached another Masters semifinal at the 2018 Madrid Open and became the top-ranked Canadian on May 21 as part of his ongoing climb in the ATP rankings.

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28. Denis Shapovalov is currently ranked in the top 50 of the ATP rankings and was the youngest to crack the top 30 since 2005.

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29. Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian professional tennis player.

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