The Canadian nation has produced some great talents in their tennis history. For last decade Milos Raonic and Euginie Bouchard have been pretty much the flag bearers of Canadian tennis. However, till 2019 no Canadian player, male or female had won a singles Grand Slam.
That would change in US Open 2019 when a teen sensation Bianca Andreescu would defeat the 23 time Grand Slam holder Serena Williams to lift the 1st singles Slam for her Country. In this article, we take a look at 3 Canadian tennis players who are making their country proud in a young age.
This Canadian teen has been making sensations in the ATP Circuit even at a young age of 19 years. He has been a junior US Open Champion and reached the Miami Masters semi-final this year in the main draw.
In 2019 Felix defeated a top 10 player Stefanos Tsitsipas 2 times back to back. His performance at the teen level is one of the best in the Open Era history, next only to the Spanish great Rafael Nadal.
Felix also faced health issues in 2019 middle of season and if the Canadian is able to keep himself healthy, he could well have a breakout season in the year 2020.
Aliassime has already broken in the Top 20 in 2018 and finished the season as World Number 21. He now has his eyes set on Top 10 ranking in 2020. Number 3 on our 3 youngsters set to make Canada a tennis superpower.
He is another emerging superstar of future generation tennis. Shapovalov has been a junior Wimbledon champion and is now making a mark for himself in the ATP circuit.
Denis had a breakthrough season in 2017 when he defeated Jaun Martin Del Potro and then World Number 2 Rafael Nadal in back to back to reach the Canadian Open semi-finals. He became the youngest player ever to reach a semi-final of a Masters 1000 tournament.
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In 2019 Shapovalov won his 1st ATP title when he lifted the Stockholm Open trophy. The Canadian also propelled himself in the Top 20 rankings and was able the finish the season at World Number 15.
At Paris Bercy he accomplished another high by reaching his 1st Masters 1000 final. Shapovalov will be one of the players to be watched out during season 2020. Number 2 on our 3 youngsters set to make Canada a tennis superpower.
She is a teenage tennis protégée who has put Canada on the tennis map in 2019 by winning the US Open. Andreescu had shown glimpses of her raw talent in 2018 but feel to health issue which impacted her performance in most of 2018.
She came back strongly in 2019 by winning the Indian Wells Masters and becoming the 1st Wild Card in the Indian Wells history to win the tournament. Injuries stuck again and Andreescu was forced to miss much of the clay and grass court matches.
She came back strongly at the US Hard Court swing by winning the Canadian Open and the US Open titles. Andreescu became the 1st Canadian player and 1st player born in 2000s to win a Grand Slam title. Atop our 3 youngsters set to make Canada a tennis superpower.