At the Coupe Rogers, we saw how Denis Shapavalov made a nice impression, saving whopping four match points in the game against Rogerio Dutra Silva.
The South American veteran pushed the Canadian star to the limits but the #NextGenATP man used the opportunity to earn more fans with his display.
The scores ended 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 with the North American earning praises all over. His style of play was energetic and consistent as he enjoyed a brilliant run to the last four at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Montreal. The youngster sent Juan Martin delPotro, Rafael Nadal and Adrian Mannarino packing at the tournament. His display drew the notice and admiration of enthusiasts of the game all over the world.
The player is already set to make an appearance at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan slated for early November. He is the youngest person to appear at a Masters 1000 event since 1990. His goal of reaching the top 150 which he made earlier has been surpassed as he is in the top 70 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
Shapovalov is following in the path of Alexander Zverev, who saved three match pointsas he went past Richard Gasquet. The 20-year old is already a household name, after lifting multiple Masters 1000 titles. He is the first player outside the ‘cream de la cream’ to lift multiple Masters 1000 titles in a year since David Nalbandian a decade ago. The future is here!