But Shapovalov is not only the second Canadian to pull off this feat; he’s also the youngest ever to do so, which is quite amazing.
He did this in the year 2018 and forced many to take notice of him. And although his ranking has since gone down a bit, it hasn’t hurt his reputation at all.
Shapovalov is seen as one of brightest young prospects on the Tour right now. His consistent performances have seen many peg him as a future Grand Slam winner.
The southpaw has been a consistently threatening presence, whether in ATP events or Grand Slams. At 22 years of age, there is also every reason to believe he will get better and better.
Here we look at all you need to know about the young southpaw in terms of his net worth, career winnings, endorsements and so much more.
Denis Shapovalov has a net worth of around USD 4 million. This might not seem like a lot given some of the figures bandied around for top stars.
But it is worth keeping in mind that Shapovalov is still very much in the early days of his career. It’s also worth noting that, despite an impressive ranking of 14th, he’s still developing as a player.
Therefore, the net worth of Denis Shapovalov is expect to go up in the coming years. Especially as he is expected to win many more tournaments and even do well in Grand Slam events too.
Denis Shapovalov has so far won just the one title since turning pro in 2017. This was the Stockholm Open of 2019, which is an ATP 250 event.
Again, it is worth noting that he’s done well on the Tour despite only having won the one title. Besides the one win, he’s also finished runner-up on three separate occasions.
A detailed look at all his final appearances can be found in the table below.
|Stockholm Open (2019)||Filip Krajinovic||Win||6-4, 6-4|
|Paris Masters (2019)||Novak Djokovic||Loss||3-6, 4-6|
|Geneva Open (2021)||Casper Ruud||Loss||6-7(6), 4-6|
|Stockholm Open (2021)||Tommy Paul||Loss||4-6, 6-2, 4-6|
This includes making the final of the 2019 Paris Masters, an ATP 1000 event. There only Novak Djokovic could stop him from winning a second title.
He would lose two other finals in 2021 and will be keen to do better in the 2022 season. That explains why he will work with Jamie Delgado for the upcoming season.
Delgado, it is worth noting, was at one time Andy Murray’s coach. Thus, he has the experience and know-how to take Shapovalov’s game to the next level.
Denis Shapovalov is currently ranked 14th in the world. It is a bit of a drop from his 10th place ranking achieved for the first time in 2020.
However, Shapovalov is someone who is confident in his ability. That much was evident in an interaction with the ATP’s official website.
“I just feel like a confident player, I feel like I’m able to compete with anyone. I feel like I’m becoming a really big threat,” he said in the interaction.
“Those are definitely super positive things for me. I think it’s always important to back yourself in sports in general, but especially in tennis.
“If you’re going out in the match and you don’t fully believe you can win, then you obviously don’t have a chance. In this sport, anyone can beat anyone on any given day.
“You get a win here or there and then you start feeling super confident. That’s where I think I can be dangerous.
“When I start getting those couple wins under my belt, start feeling my game, then I feel like I’m able to beat any of the players.
“I just try and take it one match at a time and really just focus on myself. I love to play no matter where I am, no matter against whom, I just love to play, I love to dominate and play aggressively.
“I’m going to keep working, keep improving. Obviously I’m a perfectionist. I expect a lot from myself.”
Denis Shapovalov is still in the early days of his career. Yet as things stand he has already done fairly well for himself so far in his career. That includes from a financial standpoint as well.
He has won over USD 7.5 million in prize money through the course of his career. One can only expect that figure to go up.
Denis Shapovalov’s tennis apparel is sponsored by Nike, the American multinational company. His tennis rackets are sponsored by Yonex.
But these two aren’t the only companies he endorses. Shapovalov is also the brand ambassador of Biosteel, a sports nutrition brand.
In 2019 he was also signed to an endorsement deal with watch manufacturers Tag Heuer.
2021 was something of a mixed bag for Shapovalov. After making the top 10 of the rankings in 2020, many expected him to kick on in 2021.
However, it is safe to say that didn’t happen. He made it to the finals of two ATP 250 tournaments but lost in both of them. Thus, he ended the year without having won a single title.
To make things worse, he developed an unfortunate knack of losing to players lower in the rankings than him. After Wimbledon, he lost in the first round of three straight events to lower-ranked players.
However, the season did have some high points, the most notable of those being at Wimbledon. He made it to the semi-finals before losing in straight sets to Djokovic.
But he got some notable scalps along the way, including two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. Shapovalov beat the Scotsman in the third round.
He subsequently went on to beat Roberto Bautista Agut and Karen Khachanov.