Shapovalov is one of the most exciting young talents in the sport. His sensational shot making saw him make his top 20 debut earlier this season, shortly before celebrating his 20th birthday. After making his Laver Cup debut as a captain’s pick in 2018, the Canadian is set to represent Team World for a second consecutive year.
A junior Wimbledon champion, Shapovalov was born in Israel and was nine months old when his family relocated to Canada. His father, Viktor, is a businessman and his mother, Tessa, runs a tennis academy. He grew up idolizing Roger Federer and if he was not a tennis player, he would want be an ice hockey player.
A fourth-round run as an 18-year-old qualifier at the US Open in 2017 made the left-hander the youngest to reach that stage at a Grand Slam since Marat Safin at the 1998 French Open. Breaking into the world’s top 50 shortly after in October 2017, Shapovalov became the youngest to achieve the feat since Rafael Nadal in 2004.
Quarterfinals: Montpellier, Rotterdam, Lyon