Sep 1, 1 year ago

US Open : Denis Shapovalov reveals how Andy Murray & Djokovic played role in his victory Open : Denis Shapovalov reveals how Andy Murray & Djokovic played role in his victory

In the immediate aftermath of his victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Denis Shapovalov described his US Open win as a ‘dream’ and revealed he wanted to play in the Arthur Ashe Stadium since he was a young boy.

Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov upsets eighth-seeded French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) to become the youngest player to enter the U.S. Open third round since American Donald Young in 2007.

Shapovalov struck 28 winners in the match lasting two hours and 11 minutes.


In his post-match conference following his greatest win on the biggest stage to date, the 18-year-old was asked what match he could first remember that made him dream of achieving that moment.

And he revealed that Andy Murray’s 2012 victory against Novak Djokovic – the Brit’s first major title – was the first match he can remember.

‘That’s a tough question,’ he replied when asked about who he was first watched when dreaming about playing on Ashe. ‘I don’t even know how far back.

‘The one match I do remember was sitting with my best friend watching I think it was Djokovic and Murray in the finals. I think Murray actually won that. Yeah, that’s one of the big matches I remember.

‘Obviously it’s a little bit tough to go that far back in time, to remember the first kind of matches I saw.’

Shapovalov was just 13 when watching the two stars of the game slugging it out and now he will face Murray’s compatriot in the third round.

The world No. 69 is aware of just how tough a meeting with Kyle Edmund will be and he played down suggestions that he could go all the way due to a weakened US Open draw.

‘I’m playing Kyle Edmund who is so solid,’ he added. ‘He’s an unbelievable player. He goes for his shots. He’s not afraid to take it to the guy. There’s no easy matches here.

Currenty ranked at 69th in the world, the 18-year-old had only played three Tour-level matches – including an impressive win over Nick Kyrgios as a wildcard in Toronto – ahead of this year and his meeting with Tsonga was only his third Grand Slam main draw match.

Shapovalov stormed through qualifying before destroying Daniil Medvedev in round one to book himself a spot under the lights on the showpiece court in New York.


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