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18-year-old Russian just beat Rafael Nadal

Denis Shapovalov becomes the second-youngest player to beat Rafael Nadal.

Last Thursday evening, young Denis Shapovalov stunned World No. 2 Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) in front of an electric Court Central crowd at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal.

Shapovalov became the youngest quarter-finalist at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. He is also the second-youngest player to beat Nadal.

Rafael Nadal (left) congratulates Denis Shapovalov (right) on his win at Rogers Cup 2017.

Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 130 on July 24, 2017 and a career high ITF junior ranking of No. 2 on July 11, 2016. Shapovalov won the 2016 Wimbledon junior singles title and the 2015 US Open junior doubles title with compatriot Félix Auger-Aliassime.

Shapovalov was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. His parents are from Russia; his father is Jewish and his mother is Russian.



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