Denis Shapovalov

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Denis Shapovalov
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Birthdate April 15, 1999
Birthplace Tel Aviv, Israel
From Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Residence Nassau, Bahamas
Height 6’1” (1,85m)
Style of play Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2017
Best ATP singles ranking No. 10 (September 21, 2020)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 44 (February 24, 2020)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Denis Shapovalov (born April 15, 1999 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 10 on September 21, 2020 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 44 on February 24, 2020.

Shapovalov won the 2016 Wimbledon junior singles title, and the 2015 US Open junior doubles title with compatriot Félix Auger-Aliassime. In 2015, Shapovalov and fellow Canadians Auger-Aliassime and Benjamin Sigouin captured the first Junior Davis Cup title for Canada in its history. He was a semifinalist at the 2017 Rogers Cup, beating Juan Martín del Potro and Rafael Nadal during his run. In 2018, he became the youngest player to make it into the top 30 since Richard Gasquet in 2005. Also, he reached the semifinals of the 2018 Madrid Open and 2019 Miami Open. In 2017, he won the ATP Star of Tomorrow and ATP Most Improved Player awards. In 2019, he reached his first ATP doubles final at the 250 Series in Stuttgart. Also in 2019, Shapovalov won his first ATP title by defeating Filip Krajinović in straight sets at the 250 Series tournament in Stockholm. He became only the third Canadian to win an ATP singles title, joining Greg Rusedski and Milos Raonic. The next month, he advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 final by was defeated by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. In 2021, he reached the finals of the ATP 250 Series Geneva Open and Stockholm Open, losing respectively to Caspeer Ruud and Tommy Paul. Shapovalov was named Male Player of the Year by Tennis Canada two times, in 2017 and 2019. In 2017, he also received the Lionel Conacher Award as the Canadian male athlete of the year.

Shapovalov was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, the son of Tessa and Viktor Shapovalov. His parents were Russian-Israeli citizens. His mother is Jewish, and his father is a Russian Eastern Orthodox Christian. Shapovalov has one sibling, his older brother Evgeniy, who was also born in Israel. The family moved from Israel to Canada before Denis' first birthday. He then lived in Vaughan, Ontario. He started to play tennis at the club where his mother was coaching when he was five years old. His mother Tessa opened her own tennis club in Vaughan, named TessaTennis, to help give him a home base to train and to teach the game to other juniors. Shapovalov attended Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Vaughan. He plays for Canada, but holds both Israeli and Canadian citizenships.

Significant finals

ATP Masters 1000 finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2019 Paris Hard (i) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3–6, 4–6

ATP career finals

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP 500 (0–0)
ATP 250 (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2019 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i) Filip Krajinović (SRB) 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Nov 2019 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 May 2021 Geneva Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Casper Ruud (NOR) 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2021 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i) Tommy Paul (USA) 4–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP 500 (0–0)
ATP 250 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2019 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Grass Rohan Bopanna (IND) John Peers (AUS)
Bruno Soares (BRA)
5–7, 3–6

Other finals

Team competitions: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Loss Nov 2019 Davis Cup, Madrid Hard (i) Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP)
Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Feliciano López (ESP)
Rafael Nadal (ESP)
0–2

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (2–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2017 Drummondville, Canada $75,000 Hard (i) Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Mar 2017 Guadalajara, Mexico $50,000 Hard Mirza Bašić (BIH) 4–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Jul 2017 Gatineau, Canada $75,000 Hard Peter Polansky (CAN) 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 4 (4 titles)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (2–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2016 USA F5, Weston $10,000 Clay Pedro Sakamoto (BRA) 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2016 USA F12, Memphis $25,000 Hard Tennys Sandgren (USA) 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Win 3–0 Apr 2016 USA F14, Orange Park $10,000 Clay Miomir Kecmanović (SRB) 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
Win 4–0 Mar 2017 Canada F1, Gatineau $25,000 Hard (i) Gleb Sakharov (FRA) 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (2–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2015 USA F33, Pensacola $10,000 Clay Péter Nagy (HUN) Christopher Ephron (USA)
Bruno Savi (BRA)
6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Jan 2016 USA F4, Sunrise $10,000 Clay Péter Nagy (HUN) Isak Arvidsson (SWE)
Kaichi Uchida (JPN)
4–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Apr 2016 USA F14, Orange Park $10,000 Clay Péter Nagy (HUN) Ruben Gonzales (PHI)
Dennis Nevolo (USA)
6–2, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2016 Wimbledon Grass Alex de Minaur (AUS) 4–6, 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 US Open Hard Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) Brandon Holt (USA)
Riley Smith (USA)
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 2016 Wimbledon Grass Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) Kenneth Raisma (EST)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
6–4, 4–6, 2–6

Singles performance timeline

This table is current as of November 15, 2021.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 3R 1R 3R 0 / 4 5–4 56%
French Open A A Q1 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 1R NH SF 0 / 4 5–4 56%
US Open A A 4R 3R 3R QF 3R 0 / 5 13–5 72%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–2 5–4 4–4 5–3 8–3 0 / 16 25–16 61%
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0
Next Gen ATP Finals Not Held RR A A NH Inelig. 0 / 1 1–2 33%
ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 2R 4R NH 3R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Miami A A A 4R SF NH 3R 0 / 3 8–3 73%
Monte-Carlo A A A 1R 1R NH A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Madrid A A A SF 1R NH 2R 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Rome A A A 3R 2R SF 3R 0 / 4 9–4 69%
Canada A 2R SF 3R 2R NH 2R 0 / 5 8–5 62%
Cincinnati A A A 3R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Shanghai A A 1R 1R 2R Not Held 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Paris A A 1R 1R F A A 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 4–3 14–9 14–9 5–2 5–6 0 / 30 43–30 59%
National representation
Olympic Games NH A Not Held A 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup A PO 1R 1R F NH A 0 / 3 10–5 67%
ATP Cup Not Held QF RR 0 / 2 2–4 33%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 2 10 27 26 14 21 100
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 11–12 25–18 34–19 12–13 15–14 1 / 69 99–78 56%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 8–6 4–6 5–2 7–6 0 / 19 24–20 55%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–4 0–3 0–0 8–3 0 / 12 11–12 48%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 12–14 35–28 38–28 17–15 30–23 1 / 100 134–110 55%
Win % 50% 48% 56% 58% 53% 57% 54.92%
Year-end ranking 2066 240 51 27 15 12 14

Notes

  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati was played in New York City, the French Open was played in September and after the US Open, and the Italian Open was also played in September and after the ATP Masters 1000 in New York City/Cincinnati, and the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells was played in October and after the tournament in Cincinnati due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Doubles performance timeline

This table is current as of November 1, 2021.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A A 3R QF A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0
ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 2R NH QF 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Miami A A A 2R QF NH A 0 / 2 3–1 75%
Monte-Carlo A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid A A A A A NH QF 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Rome A A A 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Canada A 1R A 1R SF NH A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati A A A A 2R 1R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Shanghai A A A A 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris A A A A QF A A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 10–7 2–2 4–3 0 / 16 17–15 53%
National representation
Olympic Games NH A Not Held A 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup A PO 1R 1R F NH A 0 / 3 2–2 50%
ATP Cup Not Held QF RR 0 / 2 2–1 67%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 1 0 10 13 8 6 38
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–5 15–13 7–5 6–5 0 / 28 30–29 51%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 0 / 7 6–8 43%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–9 19–16 9–7 8–7 0 / 38 39–40 49%
Win % 0% 25% 54% 56% 53% 49.37%
Year-end ranking 1090 481 765 400 50 49 83

Notes

  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati was played in New York City, the French Open was played in September and after the US Open, and the Italian Open was also played in September and after the ATP Masters 1000 in New York City/Cincinnati, and the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells was played in October and after the tournament in Cincinnati due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Wins over top-10 opponents

Shapovalov has a 8–22 (27%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 8
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Shapovalov
Rank
2017
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 3R 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4) 143
2019
2. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 10 Miami Open, United States Hard 4R 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3) 23
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) 3R 6–2, 5–7, 6–2 28
4. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 8 Davis Cup, Madrid, Spain Hard (i) RR 7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5) 15
2020
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6 ATP Cup, Brisbane, Australia Hard RR 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–4) 15
6. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7 ATP Cup, Brisbane, Australia Hard RR 6–2, 6–2 14
7. David Goffin (BEL) 10 US Open, United States Hard 4R 6–7(0–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–3 17
2021
8. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 10 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 4R 6–1, 6–3, 7–5 12

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