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Denis Shapovalov, a 19-year-old Canadian tennis player

Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov’s achievements

Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov playimg tennis.[Credit/ctvnews.ca]

Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian professional tennis player. He was born on 15th April 1999, in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.

His parents are Russian-Israeli citizens named Tessa Shapovalov and Viktor Shapovalov. He also has one older brother called Evgeniy Shapovalov.

Denis is currently ranked in the top 15 in the world. Interestingly, he was the youngest to enter the top 30 since 2005. Shapovalov’s career-high ATP singles ranking is No. 10 in the world.

He is currently the ninth youngest player ranked within the ATP top 100. Denis Shapovalov escalated to prominence by reaching a Masters semifinal at the 2017 Canadian Open. By then he was 18 years old and he beat Grand Slam champions Juan and Rafael during his run.

Since then, Shapovalov reached another Masters semifinal at the Madrid Open. Eventually, he became the top-ranked Canadian on May 21, 2018. It was part of his ongoing climb in the ATP rankings.

Although not known for being a doubles player, in May 2019 he partnered with Fernando Verdasco to reach the last 16 at the 2019 Italian Open.

To reach the finals at the 2019 Mercedes Cup in June 2019, Shapovalov partnered with Rohan Bopanna. That helped him get a career-high doubles ranking of No. 130.

He appeared in the quarterfinal at the 2019 season-ending Paris Masters. Again he collaborated with Bopanna. He ranked the top-50 in doubles for the first time, making him the highest-ranked doubles player under the age of 25.

As a junior, Shapovalov reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 2. He was behind a Wimbledon grand slam singles title in 2016, and a US Open grand slam doubles title with Auger-Aliassime in 2015.

Denis Shapovalov’s professional career

In late November 2015, Shapovalov won his first professional doubles title at the ITF Futures in Pensacola. In January 2016, he reached the doubles final at the ITF Futures in Sunrise.

Shapovalov won his second and third singles titles in April 2016. He defeated world No. 286 Tennys Sandgren at the ITF 25k in Memphis.

During the 2019 season at the Auckland Open, Denis Shapovalov seeded seventh. Unfortunately, he was outshined by Joao Sousa in three sets.

At the Australian Open, he defeated Pablo Andujar and Taro Daniel. He was later stopped in four sets by six-time and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in their first singles match.

Denis Shapovalov was seeded 13th at the 2020 Australian Open. However, he lost in four sets in the first round. The loss was to Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

Shapovalov was seeded 12th at the 2020 US Open. He advanced to the round of 16 at Flushing Meadows. That was after for the first time since he did so in his Open debut as an 18-year-old first time qualifier in 2017.

Denis Shapovalov’s net worth

Many players have a different amount of net worth. According to reports, Denis Shapovalov has an estimated net worth of $1.95 million dollars.

This is reportedly in the inclusion of his salary and endorsements pay.

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Denis Shapovalov’s salary

“As prize money, Denis won the US $2,334,266 dollars from his competitions. He turned pro in February 2018 and has currently the highest-ranking 28 in the world. In the US Open 2017, he won prize money of $253,625 dollars and $71,853 dollars as prize money in Wimbledon 2018 in the 2nd round. While in the French Open 2018, he won $89,645.90 dollars and $155,000 dollars in the Australian Open 2019 as the prize money.”

Denis Shapovalov’s endorsements

Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov. [Credit/atptour.com]

Several brands have sponsored Denis Shapovalov. He has an endorsement deal with Biosteel, a sports nutrition brand. He is the brand’s brand ambassador.

Denis also has a signed deal with a watch brand dubbed Tag Heuer. In addition, also deals with Nike and Yonex brands.

Denis Shapovalov’s foundation and charity work

Denis has participated in various charity works as a way of giving back to society.

He participated in a charity gala at Hotel X in Toronto.

He headlined an event, which raised funds for the Lights Foundation, a charity that works with Community Living Toronto on supportive housing for people with intellectual challenges.

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