McEnroe chooses Shapovalov
Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
The captain of Team World, the American John McEnroe, believes that Denis Shapovalov has this ability to shine in all its lights during big occasions.
Before jetting off to New York to hone his preparation for the qualification of International of tennis of the United States, Denis Shapovalov had expressed the desire to participate in the playoff of the Davis Cup between Canada and India, in mid-September in Edmonton. Waiting to know his fate, the new darling of canadian tennis has received an invitation, which he probably had not seen it coming.
Shapovalov was one of two players chosen by the captain John McEnroe to join the World Team, which will face Europe at the first edition of the Cup Wash, from 22 to 24 September in Prague.
The Canadian 18-year-old will now join his compatriot Milos Raonic, who had already been admitted among the group of six players under its 10th ranking in the ATP after Wimbledon.
American Jack Sock, ranked 17th, John Isner (19th) and Sam Querrey (20th) have also been admitted to office. McEnroe has completed the training by opting for the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro (31st).
They will play against a group that will bring together two of the greatest players in tennis history, male, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The Spanish and the Swiss occupied, respectively, the second and third spots in the standings from the ATP after the tournament of Wimbledon, which Federer won for the eighth time in his career.
The Croatian Marin Cilic (6th), finalist at Wimbledon, and the Austrian, Dominic Thiem (7th) have also been admitted by virtue of their ranking, while captain Bjorn Borg has added the young German Alexander Zverev, the world’s eighth best player in the world and winner of the Rogers Cup, and the Czech Tomas Berdych (14th).
“I saw a fantastic year and the invitation of John McEnroe to join me at the World Team Cup Wash comes top of all that,” said Shapovalov in an interview published on the official website of the event.
McEnroe believes that the canadian teen has this ability to shine in all its lights during big occasions.
“Denis Shapovalov showed that he was able to cope with the pressure of big matches. His enthusiasm, exuberance and his style of fighting will be beautiful additions to our team on the Cup to Wash, ” said McEnroe.
As the Ryder Cup
In the framework of this competition, which is reminiscent of the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup in golf, four games will be presented at each of the three days of competition, including three duels in simple every day. In all cases, it will match two of three.
Each player will play at least one match in singles during the three days of the competition, but none can play more than two. At least four of the six players of each team will evolve into a double.
The Cup Wash will return in 2018, the United States, and will be presented annually, except in olympic years, two weeks after the Us International.
The Canadian Denis Shapovalov will play for the World Team Cup Wash
Flushing Meadows : Abanda to 2nd round of qualifications
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