Canadian teenager, Denis Shapovalov stunned spectators with his performance at the US Open 2017. The 18-year old Tennis player stormed into the fourth round of this year’s US Open after beating stalwarts like Tsonga and Kyle Edmund comfortably.

Denis Shapovalov fantastic run at the US Open 2017

Denis was elated after winning the 3rd round match against Kyle Edmund and according to The Canadian Press said, “I was having fun on the court. I was enjoying the atmosphere. It’s a dream come true for me to play at night on Authur Ashe Stadium. I grew up wanting to do this.”

On Wednesday, Denis Shapovalov beat 8th seed Tsonga in 3 straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in the last set tie-breaker.

In the third round, he beat Kyle Edmund after Kyle retired due to a back injury with scores at 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0. Kyle Edmund is the lone British player left in the U.S. Open 2017. After his unexpected exit, Brits have no one else to cheer for!

Denis Shapovalov jumped ATP rankings by 200 just in a year

The 6-foot tennis player kick-started this year with an ATP ranking of 250 but pulled off a ranking of 67 before the start of the US Open this year. Thanks to his consecutive wins against del Potro and Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup a couple of weeks ago, commentators turned the spotlight on this lad.

In 2016, Denis Shapovalov became a tennis pro. He is the youngest teenager to enter the US Open since tennis legend Pete Sampras in 1990.

From the age of five, Denis Shapovalov started playing tennis and developed a passion for the game. He idolizes tennis star, Roger Federer. He admitted that he would have embraced hockey, the Canadian National Game if it were not for tennis.

Denis Shapovalov grows in confidence this year

Exuding confidence in his play, Denis said the last couple of weeks he has been playing really well and is a bit surprised with his successful run in his second Grand slam event, the US Open 2017.

The New York Times reported that he said, “I always play for myself, my team, family, close friends, and my country. I just make sure that I am making those three groups of people proud.”

Canadian love for tennis has been muted. However, after Denis' entry into the US Open, Canadian support has been fabulous and growing.

He said, “I’ve gotten better at just taking my time, going to the towel, trying to make longer points and I look to my box for support and pump-ups.”

If this meteoric rise gets him into the semi-finals or beyond at the US Open 2017, then he will be a future tennis star to reckon with.

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