Bianca Andreescu, 18, is the latest in the seemingly never ending production line of Canadian tennis.
A country that has never won a Grand Slam singles title – with 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic the closest to success – the future looks incredibly bright with Andreescu joining Felix Auger-Aliassime as two 18-year-old on the verge of cracking the top-100.
The 19-year-old world No. 27 is delighted with the progress of Andreescu, who he grew up playing alongside, and is excited about the prospects of his country’s next generation.
‘It’s so good for the sport in our country,’ Shapovalov said of his compatriot. ‘I grew up side by side with Bianca, so it’s unbelievable to see her doing so well and honestly, she’s such a humble and hard working girl. ‘So I’m really proud of her and I’m sure she’s going to keep going and have an unbelievable future.