Denis Shapovalov Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Denis Shapovalov Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth April 15, 1999
Zodiac Sign Aries
Girlfriend Mirjam Bjorklund

Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian professional tennis player who broke into the ‘Top 15’ of the ATP ( Association of Tennis Professionals) singles rankings and the ‘Top 50’ of the doubles rankings before turning 21. He came into the spotlight when he reached the semifinal of the Rogers Cup in 2017 and during the tournament, defeated Grand Slam winners Rafael Nadal and Juan Martín del Potro. Denis had risen through the ranks swiftly and as a junior, he had reached an ITF (International Tennis Federation) ranking as high as No. 2 after winning the doubles junior title at the US Open in 2015 and the singles junior title at Wimbledon in 2016. In 2017, he was named by Tennis Canada as the ‘Male Player of the Year’ and in the same year, he also won the prestigious ‘Lionel Conacher Award’.

Born Name

Denis Shapovalov

Nick Name

Shapo, Shapi

Denis Shapovalov as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Denis Shapovalov as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Denis Shapovalov / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Residence

Nassau, Bahamas

Nationality

Canadian

Education

Denis had attended the Stephen Lewis Secondary School in his hometown of Vaughan, Ontario.

Occupation

Professional Tennis Player

Denis Shapovalov after winning the Stockholm Open in October 2019
Denis Shapovalov after winning the Stockholm Open in October 2019 (Denis Shapovalov / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Viktor Shapovalov (Businessman)
  • Mother – Tessa Shapovalova (Tennis Coach, Former Tennis Player)
  • Siblings – Evgeniy Shapovalov (Older Brother)

Plays

Left-Handed (One-Handed Backhand)

Turned Pro

2017

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Denis has dated –

  1. Mirjam Bjorklund (2018–Present)
Denis Shapovalov and Mirjam Bjorklund, as seen November 2019
Denis Shapovalov and Mirjam Bjorklund, as seen in November 2019 (Denis Shapovalov / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Russian descent on his father’s side and Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Has a mole near his left eye

Denis Shapovalov Favorite Things

  • Tennis Surface – Grass
  • Tennis Shot – Overhead Smash
  • Sports – Tennis, Ice Hockey
  • Tennis Tournament – ATP Masters 1000 Canada
  • Tennis Player/Role ModelRoger Federer
  • Ice Hockey Team – Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Basketball Team – Toronto Raptors
  • Hobby – Playing Video Games

SourceATP Tour

Denis Shapovalov as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2018
Denis Shapovalov as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2018 (Denis Shapovalov / Instagram)

Denis Shapovalov Facts

  1. Denis’s parents moved to Tel Aviv from the erstwhile Soviet Union as the latter was on the verge of collapse. When he was a year old, his parents relocated to Canada.
  2. He began playing tennis from the age of 5 and his mother quit her tennis coaching job to open a new academy in Vaughan, Ontario to train him and other junior players.
  3. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the 1st round Davis Cup World Group tie against Great Britain. In the deciding match of the rubber, he accidentally hit the chair umpire as he lobbed a ball angrily towards the spectators after dropping a service game. He was immediately disqualified for ‘unsportsmanlike behavior’ and consequently, Canada lost the tie 2-3.
  4. At the 2017 Rogers Cup, he became the youngest player to ever reach the semifinal of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. The same year, he also became the youngest player, since Michael Chang in 1989, to reach the 4th round of the US Open.
  5. He won his first ATP title at the Stockholm Open in October 2019. A month later, he led Canada to the Davis Cup final after he won both his singles and doubles match against Russia in the semi-final to hand Canada a 2-1 win. This was Canada’s 1st Davis Cup final appearance in the tournament’s 119-year history.

Featured Image by Denis Shapovalov / Instagram

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