Denis Shapovalov captured the attention of Canadian sports fans this summer with a series of stunning performances.
The 18-year-old tennis player from Richmond Hill, Ont., upset word No. 1 Rafael Nadal en route to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup. He also became the youngest player to reach the semifinals of an ATP Masters 1000 event.
He then qualified for the U.S. Open and charged into the final 16 before losing to Pablo Carreno Busta.
And last weekend, he used his punishing forehand and whip-like backhand to win two singles matches as Canada’s Davis Cup team defeated India to retain its berth in the World Group for 2018.
Shapovalov’s heroics have boosted him to No....