Tennis coach Gunter Bresnik bas revealed that Denis Shapovalov is his favorite player since he considers the Canadian to be the most attractive player on the Tour. Shapovalov, 22, hasn't won a title this year but he has had a couple of notable results.
Shapovalov, ranked at No. 13 in the world, made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon this year before losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Besides Shapovalov, Bresnik also likes to watch Lorenzo Musetti and Holger Rune.
On the women's side, Bresnik is a fan of 19-year-old US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez. "The player I love the most on the tour is Denis Shapovalov, because he plays the most attractive tennis for me. Lorenzo Musetti and Holger Rune are also interesting to me.
On the ladies' side, I like Fernandez a lot, even though she lost in the US Open final. In terms of play and technique, his performance is the best I have seen in a long time," Bresnik told Kleine Zeitung.
Shapovalov hopes Felix Auger-Aliassime makes the ATP Finals
Canadian tennis star Shapovalov is hoping that his close friend Auger-Aliassime will earn a spot at this year's Nitto ATP Finals event.
Auger-Aliassime is currently 11th on the Race to Turin but seventh-ranked Rafael Nadal is out for the season. "Definitely, I think that Felix has a great opportunity to contest the ATP Finals 2021. I think he should be there: he has had a spectacular season and I am very clear that his place is among the eight best in the world," Shapovalov told Tennis Channel.
Shapovalov is 15th on the Race to Turin lost and he knows his chances of making the event are slim. "Felix's chances are much higher than mine. For me to get in I would basically have to win a Masters 1000. it's definitely possible, but it's extremely tough.
So my main goal for the remainder of the year is to keep improving and focusing on my tennis to be a better player," Shapovalov noted.