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Shapovalov to Rotterdam

05 November 2019
Shapovalov to Rotterdam

Denis Shapovalov, the number 15 in the world, will come to Rotterdam Ahoy in February for the second time in his career . The 20-year-old Canadian is already the fifth announced player for the 47th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, that will be held from 8 until 16 February.

Tournament Director Richard Krakjicek: "Denis Shapovalov is one of the toptalents of the ATP Tour. It is nice to see that he is already in the top 20 at the age of 20. Last edition he made quite an impression in Rotterdam and he has continued that line this year, certainly on hard court. We are very happy he will present again in 2020.”

Return to Rotterdam
Earlier this year Denis Shapovalov debuted at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tounament. He reached the quarter final, in which Stan Wawrinka proved to be too strong. In the first round he beat Franko Skugor, in the second round Tomas Berdych.

First tournament win
In October Shapovalov won his first title on the ATP Tour, on the Stockholm hard court. It turned out to be the prelude to a good autumn, two weeks later he was again in the final, now of the Paris ATP 1000 tournament. Novak Djokovic proved to be too strong , but he did manage to reach the top 20. Normally, he would be the leader of the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan, but Shapovalov chose to let that tournament pass after 26 tournament participations this calendar year.

Player field
Denis Shapovalov is after Daniil Medvedev, Gael Monfil, Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin the fifth announced participant in the 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, that will be held from 8 until 16 February 2020 at Rotterdam Ahoy.

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