#BBC Sports: Ten teenagers who are lighting up the world of sport

Denis Shapovalov

The Canadian teen’s love for #Tennis developed when he was five years old. His mother #Tessa opened her own tennis club in #Vaughan, #Ontario, to help give him a home base to train at and to teach the game to other juniors.

Fast forward to 2018 and his mum is still his coach, alongside #MartinLaurendeau.

And despite only having a short career so far, #Shapovalov is already enjoying his fair share of success. Shapovalov was a semi-finalist at the 2017 Canadian Open, beating tennis powerhouses Juan Martín del Potro and #Rafael #Nadal during his run.

Earlier this week, he reached a career-high world ranking of number 45 following a successful run in the Delray Beach Open – landing the highest-ever ranking for a #Canadian teenager.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/sport/43230669



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