#Forbes: #DenisShapovalov Wins First #ATP Tour Title As #Canadian #Tennis Talent Shines Again – Proud Torontonians


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Shapovalov arrived as an upcoming phenom when he upset Rafael Nadal during his run to the 2017 Rogers Cup semifinals in Montreal as an 18-year-old. It was the year he turned pro.

In Stockholm, there was a big breakthrough for the blond bomber with the one-handed backhand.

Shapovalov captured his first ATP title in Stockholm, beating Filip Krajinovic in straight sets to become the first Canadian player to win an ATP title since Milos Raonic in January, 2016.

“I think it’s a big step to win my first title,” Shapovalov said. “Honestly, I think the most important thing for me is just to keep improving my game.”

Shapovalov and Andreescu, in addition to the other Canadians emerging among the Next Generation of stars, seem to be pushing each other to new heights.

Andreescu, whose parents are Romanian, is from Thornhill, and Shapovalov is from Richmond Hill, small Ontario bedroom communities only miles apart north of Toronto. Proud Torontonians.

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/curtisrush/2019/10/21/denis-shapovalov-wins-first-atp-tour-title-as-canadian-tennis-talent-shines-again/#3a745c547e56



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