The course Shapovalov in Montreal allows him up to 67th in the world ranking of tennis

Sport 15 August, 2017

Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
Denis Shapovalov has moved on from 143rd to 67th rank in the ATP rankings published on Monday.

His exceptional journey into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup has allowed the new darling of canadian tennis to make a significant jump in the global hierarchy.


Denis Shapovalov has moved on from 143rd to 67th rank in the ATP rankings published on Monday.


The left-handed 18-year-old gained notoriety last week as a result of performance-inspired, at the tournament presented in Montreal, including a victory against the favorite, Rafael Nadal. The Ontario is is tilted to face the German Alexander Zverev, the fourth head of series, in the semi-finals and has bagged a scholarship of 220 $760 USD.


Shapovalov admitted before journalists during the week-end that” in five days, my whole life has changed “.


“I don’t think I realize it yet, he added. This is a huge jump [in the standings]. “


Zverev, also a rising star of the tennis male who now occupies the seventh largest in the world, has predicted a long rivalry with the Canadian. “I said to him that this is only the first of many games that I will play against him, revealed Zverev. I foresee a lot of other big matches, maybe even a Grand Slam, maybe in the final tournament. On the other hand, don’t expect that he wins the International of the United States in the coming months. He still needs time. This is the best tennis he has ever played in his life. To that he plays at this level consistently, it would take him two to three years. “


Zverev had completed his first season as a professional in the 83rd rank.


His next challenge will be to qualify for the International of the United States, which will be presented later this month.


Milos Raonic, the Canadian ranked in singles, has maintained its 10th position after a setback in the second round to Montreal. Vasek Pospisil, of Vancouver, eliminated in the first round last week, has lost three positions and now occupies the 78th rank.


The British Andy Murray, bothered currently by a hip injury, is still at the top of the standings, but he is on borrowed time. He will lose his no. 1 spot next week for the benefit of Rafael Nadal, currently number 2.