Denis Shapovalov vs Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal - Epic Tennis Rivalries

While the Canadian has not won a grand slam so far, he is the first player from the nation to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Denis Shapovalov in a file photo. (Image: Twitter/@atptour)

Denis Shapovalov was the youngest player to enter the top 10 world rankings in 2018, before going on to become only the second player from the nation to break into the top 10. The first tennis player to record the milestone was Milos Raonic. The Canadian showcased his prowess at the tender age of 18, reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 Canadian Open following a triumph against Juan Martín del Potro and Rafael Nadal.

Shapovalov has further built on the promise shown, following his triumph in the Stockholm Open in 2019. While the Canadian has not won a grand slam so far, he is the first player from the nation to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open, achieving the feat in 2020. Shapovalov further reached the semi-finals in the 2021 edition of the Wimbledon, with a triumph against two-time champion Andy Murray which is an indication of his ability to beat the best in the business on his day.

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Denis Shapovalov vs Novak Djokovic

Shapalov has been a perennial victim of the current world number 1 throughout his career so far. The Canadian has faced Novak Djokovic a total of seven times and has been on the wrong end of the result every time. Two of the seven losses came in Grand Slam competitions.

Total matchesMatches won by ShapovalovMatches won by Djokovic
707

Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Shapovalov have had quite a tight rivalry so far with the Spaniard only just ahead of the Canadian. The two have faced each other five times so far in their careers, of which Nadal has won three. Shapovalov’s two wins came at ATP Masters 1000 competitions.

Total matchesMatches won by ShapovalovMatches won by Nadal
523

Denis Shapovalov vs Roger Federer

Shapovalov has faced Roger Federer only once in his career and was beaten quite comfortably. The Swiss recorded a 6-2 6-4 win over the Canadian at the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami.

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Total matchesMatches won by ShapovalovMatches won by Federer
101

Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime

The rivalry that exists between Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov is, quite simply, incredible. The two have faced each other a total of six times so far, and the spoils have been shared. Both have won three games each. Three of the six matches were at Grand Slams, Shapovalov reigning supreme in two.

Total matchesMatches won by ShapovalovMatches won by Auger-Aliassime
633

Denis Shapovalov vs Joao Sousa

Shapovalov and Joao Sousa have faced each other twice in their careers and have one victory each to their names.

Total matchesMatches won by ShapovalovMatches won by Sousa
211



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