Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, 17, to Make Davis Cup Debut Against Chile

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 | 0

Rising Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov is set to make his Davis Cup debut against Chile on Sunday, team captain Martin Laurendeau has confirmed.

This comes after Canada took an unassailable 3-0 lead following the doubles win in World Group play-offs on Saturday. The 17-year-old’s selection for the dead reverse singles, therefore, justifies the call.

He will replace compatriot Vasek Pospisil to play Chilean Christian Garin first up on Sunday, with Frank Dancevic locking horns with Nicolas Jarry in the concluding rubber.

Shapovalov has tasted immense success in the junior circuit. His major achievements include winning the 2015 US Open junior doubles title (with countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime) and the 2016 Wimbledon junior singles title.

He, however, came into the limelight after pulling off a stunning win over Nick Kyrgios in the Rogers Cup opener earlier this year that saw him peak to a career-best ranking of No. 245 in the world.

Canada will feature in the Davis Cup elite World Group draw next season.




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