Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov reaches top-10 of ATP rankings

TORONTO — Denis Shapovalov has become just the second Canadian to break into the top-10 of the world men's tennis rankings.

The ATP Tour confirmed that Shapovalov will move up four spots to No. 10 after Diego Schwartzman, who defeated Shapovalov in the Italian Open semifinals on Sunday, lost to Novak Djokovic in Monday's final.

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Shapovalov has enjoyed an excellent run since the ATP returned to action following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that includes a quarterfinal appearance at the U.S. Open earlier this month.

The 21-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., joins Milos Raonic as the only Canadians to reach the ATP top 10.

Raonic first reached the milestone on Aug. 12, 2013 and reached a career-high No. 3 on Nov. 21, 2016.

The 29-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., is currently ranked 19th.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2020.

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