#Tennis: #DenisShapovalov has the X factor – surely nothing can obstruct his pursuit of greatness


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#Federer, #Kyrgios, #Shapovalov – these are all players with an X factor, an ability to see and execute shots others wouldn’t even consider. The talent is not in doubt. But how do they harness it?

In Shapovalov’s case, motivation is unlikely to be a problem. “I completely love the sport,” he said. “I can’t picture myself travelling all these weeks out of the year, putting in all this time, if I didn’t.”

“I am at 50 in the world right now,” he added. “But I don’t know if that’s where my ranking really is. I have played a couple of good tournaments, but first of all I have to do it week in and week out. I told my team I want to try to play a lot of tournaments in the fall so I can get used to all this travelling to different countries every week, and just see what it would be like, if I do manage to keep up my #Tennis.”

That final clause is cute, but almost certainly unnecessary. As the seven-time slam champion #MatsWilander has predicted, nothing but serious injury will obstruct this earnest young man’s pursuit of greatness.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/09/23/denis-shapovalov-has-x-factor-surely-nothingcan-obstruct-pursuit/

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