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Denis Shapovalov 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Canadian tennis player
Born: April 15, 1999 (age 22 years), Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Height: 1.85 m
Coach: Tessa Shapovalova; Mikhail Youzhny
Plays: Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned pro: 2016
Parents: Tessa Shapovalova, Viktor Shapovalov
Celebrated NameDenis Shapovalov
Birth NameDenis Shapovalov
Place Of BirthTel Aviv
EducationStephen Lewis Secondary School
Height6 feet 1 inch
Marital StatusUnmarried – In a Relationship
Source of WealthTennis Career
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Shapovalov was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, the son of Tessa and Viktor Shapovalov(a).
His mother (born in Lviv, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union) was on the Soviet national tennis team, and moved from the Soviet Union to Tel Aviv with Denis’ father when the Soviet Union was collapsing.
She eventually became a tennis coach there. His mother is Ukrainian Jewish, and his Russian father Russian Orthodox.
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 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.
Denis began playing tennis at age 5, and quickly became obsessed with the game.
When it became difficult to get Denis enough time on the Richmond Hill club’s courts, his mother left her job there and eventually opened her own tennis academy in Vaughan, named TessaTennis, to help give him a home base to train and to teach the game to other juniors.
She is still his coach, along with Martin Laurendeau. Shapovalov attended Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Vaughan.
He is nicknamed “Shapo” or “Deni”.
Shapovalov is fluent in Russian. He gave his first interview in Russian to Russian Eurosport commentators.
He now lives in Nassau, Bahamas, but plays for Canada, and holds Canadian citizenship.
After becoming 1st Canadian US Open quarter-finalist in 2020, became 2nd Canadian in history to break into Top 10 (also Raonic).
As an 18-year-old in 2017, became youngest Top-50 player since Nadal, 18, in 2004.
Won 1st ATP Tour title in 1st final at 2019 Stockholm, but owns 2-10 record overall in SFs.
Reached 2019 Paris final and 4 other ATP Masters 1000 SFs, including 2017 Montreal, where he upset No. 2 Nadal as 18-year-old WC and became youngest ATP Masters 1000 semi-finalist in series history.
Ended 2019 season with 3 singles and 2 doubles wins to lead Canada to its 1st Davis Cup final (ESP d. CAN 2-0).
Shapovalov does a lot of things very well, and it’s hard to pinpoint any one area as his biggest strength.
His forehand and backhand can be equally devastating; he is often described as a player two forehands. His backhand passing shots in particular are very effective, as he can get them to dip low and with speed.
Shapovalov’s first serve is a weapon, and he uses his natural lefty angle to good effect. The second serve can be a little unreliable at times though; he goes for a lot on it, which can lead to double faults.
Shapovalov moves around the court at a decent clip, and has soft hands at the net too. However, his defense can land him in trouble, as he tries to hit winners even when pushed far behind the baseline.
Shapovalov’s biggest liabilities are his impatience and occasionally ill-advised shot selection. His eagerness to attack can sometimes border on the reckless, and a majority of his losses come about because of his unforced errors.