For the better part of the last decade, the tennis world has been dominated by the same names at the top of the rankings: Rafa, Roger and Novak on the men’s side; Serena on the women’s.
But the winds of change are blowing hard out of Canada. Teenagers Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are taking their national federation to new heights.
Tennis in Canada got an extra boost when Shapovalov made his first breakthrough, on home soil at the 2017 Rogers Cup in Montreal. He reached the tournament semifinal as an 18-year-old, defeating Grand Slam champions Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal along the way.