It was expected a long time ago Denis Shapovalov Take a step forward. He has a lot of conditions and he showed it from the first moment he broke into the big ring. In fact, in his second Masters 1000 (Montreal 2017) he had the luxury of reaching the semi-finals after defeating del Potro and Nadal in the second and third rounds, respectively. while deleting a file Top 10 For a few weeks and took a step up his level after Mikhail Yuzhny joined his staff, the truth was that he fell below his potential or what was expected of him because expectations were too high. In this sense, found in the current version of Wimbledon Perfect starring (the lack of some characters like Rafa and Tim himself, plus the quick eliminations of Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Rublev and Federer) to return to the main focus on the world scene.
Indeed, on Friday the Canadian will find himself facing the most important match of his career: the semi-finals of the Grand Slam of the season and nothing more and nothing less than before. Novak DjokovicNumber 1 in the international standings and champion of the last two championships at the Cathedral (2018 and 2019). In addition to being a confrontational outsider and having taken a winding path up to this point, he possesses the weapons necessary to inflict damage on his opponent. So much so that Adriano Furivia, his former coach, emphasized the potential of his former student: “The best version of Denise can beat anyone“.
In addition, Furivia, now Brayden Schnur’s coach, commented in an interview with the outlet sports net: “I believe a lot in his game and in how far he can go. He is a boy who trained very hard and was committed to the sport from the start.” At the same time, he appreciated his ability not to lose his way behind his growth and privileged position.
Next mission: make real success on the table
ShapovalovHe, who has previously said that Djokovic “is the best player in the world, but anything is possible”, dreams of eliminating the betting house favorite who no one can imagine leaving All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet without a cup winner. Despite this, delusion is the last thing the Canadian is missing out on and it looks like he’s ready to fight until the last minute.