Canada’s Denis Shapovalov started the tennis season feeling the pressure of heightened expectations. He ends the campaign feeling confident, comfortable and ready for the next step.
Expectations in check
Armed with a powerful spin-heavy serve, steady ground strokes and incredible retrieving ability, Shapovalov has the range and talent to hang with anyone on court. His hunger, athleticism and strength make him a very tough opponent.
Room to improve
Shapovalov, who recently started working with new coach Rob Steckley, has three main areas of his game that he’d like to polish: his serve, return game and net play.