Tennis is exciting again. We are watching Denis Shapovalov after he made it to the semi-finals at the Rogers Cup in Montreal last week. Shapovalov upset Nadal 3-6, 6-4,7-6 (4) in the Rogers Cup third round on Thursday night. We were amazed at how cool he was during the game. He is only 18 years old after all!  He was playing against his idol Raf Nadal.He then went on to beat 29-year-old Adrian Mannarino of France in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Friday night. He doesn’t have a nickname yet but during the Rogers Cup but here were some of the hashtags we noticed!

  • #Shapovalov
  • #Shapo
  • #SaintDenis
  • #ElShapo
  • #TheShap
  • #DenisTheMenace
  • #NextGenATP

Facts about Denis

  • Is a left-handed player
  • Is from Richmond Hill, ON Canada
  • Was born April 15, 1999
  • Is 18 years old
  • Is 6 feet tall
  • His mother, Tessa Shapovalova is one of his coaches
  • The youngest quarter-finalist ever at an ATP Masters event
  • The youngest semi-finalist ever at an ATP Masters event
  • Denis Shapovalov improved from 143rd to 67th in Monday’s updated ATP singles rankings
  • He is part of Team BioSteel’s elite roster of professional athletes


Here is a picture of Denis Shapovalov with Raf Nadal when he was 9 years old.


9 years later he plays Nadal and beats him during the Rogers Cup in Montreal!


Youngest semi-finalist ever at an ATP Masters event


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Highlights from Twitter



He trended on Twitter – of course!