Denis Shapovalov wins junior boys title at Wimbledon

Jul 10 2016, 8:55 pm

No matter what happens with Milos Raonic on Sunday, Canada will not be coming home empty handed at Wimbledon.

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ontario won the boys singles title on Sunday, defeating Alex De Minaur of Australia in three sets: 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

The 17-year-old Shapovalov is only the second Canadian boy to win a Grand Slam singles title, the first since Filip Peliwo, who won both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2012.

Shapovalov’s day isn’t over, either, as he’ll team-up with fellow Canadian Felix-Auger Aliassime in the junior doubles final as well.

The future looks bright Canadian tennis, with Shapovalov ranked #13 among boys, Aliassime ranked #3, and Benjamin Sigouin #12.

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