Denis Shapovalov reached the semi-finals for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon. The Canadian's dream was stopped by Novak Djokovic, who went on to win the tournament and join Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 20 Majors.
After the incredible participation on the pitch of the All England Club, Shapovalov played only one match at the ATP 250 tournament in Gstaad and recovered from a bad loss against Vit Kopriva. The current world number 10 will finally return at the Toronto Masters 1000, one of the tournaments he is most attached to.
“I am very excited about what I have done. My season is great at the moment,” Shapovalov said at the National Banking Open Media Day. "I feel like I have improved a lot and raised my level in the last few months.
At Wimbledon I confirmed that by playing great tennis and getting closer to the final. Now I have a lot of confidence in myself. I feel like now he can compete against anyone on any surface. I feel like I'm becoming a huge threat to everyone.
This is something very positive for me, without a doubt. I hope to continue with this good dynamic of results. I have shown everyone that I can play against any player. I had a great match against Djokovic. I thought I could reach the final and even win the title, but in front of me I had a player of the stature of Djokovic.
Nole, even though he doesn't always play at his best, he can always win the game because he has that aura of great champions. Tears? They were due to the feeling of having played such a close match, lost due to small details.
After that tournament, I suffered for at least a couple of weeks. I walked off the pitch in tears on that occasion, I was inconsolable because so many things were going through my head."
Tyson reflects on Nole Djokovic
During a recent podcast interview reported by Tennis365, Mike Tyson, after revealing that tennis has changed his daughter's life, spoke about the current men's circuit and revealed that Novak Djokovic is his favorite player.
“Novak Djokovic is my favorite player. If he's okay, I really enjoy watching him play. He's my favorite because the way he came back from injury and beat guys like Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer is impressive. He's a real fighter."