Denis Shapovalov Bio: Family, Career, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Denis Shapovalov, the Canadian professional tennis player, is one fine example of a determined and passionate athlete. Shapovalov is a left-handed player, coached by his mother, and holds a world rank as high as 10 in  WTA Singles. He also received the Lionel Conacher Award and has defeated Rafael Nadal once.

The exceptional Canadian tennis player is the youngest player to crack the top 30 since 2005.

Not everyone is victorious in their career, but it is not difficult to be amongst the best with dedication and enthusiasm.

Denis Shapovalov, a Canadian Tennis Player (Source: Instagram)

He is also widely famous for his role as the left-handed aggressive baseliner.

At a young age, a talented athlete can make a promising career in tennis.

Before moving further with the details of his glorious life, Let us glance at his quick facts.

Quick Facts:

Full Name  Denis Viktorovich Shapovalov
Birth Date April 15, 1999
Birth Place Tel Aviv, Israel
Nick Name Shapo
Religion Christianity
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Russian-Israeli
Education Stephen Lewis Secondary School
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Viktor Shapovalov
Mother’s Name Tessa Shapovalov
Siblings Brother Evgeniy Shapovalov)
Age 24 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight 75 kgs (167 lb)
Shoe Size 11.5
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurement 40-34-16
Figure Athletic
Married No
Girlfriend Yes (Mirjam Bjorklund)
Kids No
Profession Tennis Player
Net Worth $7 million
Salary $1.5 million per year
Brand Endorsements Nike, Tag Heuer, Yonex
Awards Male Player of the Year
Lionel Conacher Award
ATP Star of Tomorrow
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Autographed tennis ball, Watercolor print
Last Update February, 2024

Who is Denis Shapovalov? Early life and Education

The young tennis star was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 15, 1999.

Later on, when he was nine months, his family moved to Richmond Hill, Ontario.

His parents are Viktor Shapovalov and Tessa Shapovalov. Also, he has an older brother called Evgeniy Shapovalov.

His mother is a tennis player, as well as a coach. Denis started playing tennis at age five and was quickly obsessed with the game.

Denis Shapovalo Family
Denis Shapovalo Family (Source: Twitter)

Also, he used to go with his mother to Richmond Hill Country Club, where she worked as a coach.

After ten years of coaching him at Richmond Hill Country Club, Tessa left her job in the club and opened her tennis academy in Vaughan, named Tessa Tennis.

Tessa gave Denis a home base to train, and then Denis used to give training to other juniors.

The young player has not revealed much information related to his academic records.

The tennis player joined Stephen Lewis Secondary School in his hometown of Vaughan, Ontario.

How old is Denis Shapovalov? Age and Height

Denis is 21 years old under the sun sign Aries. People with the Aries sun sign are believed to be courageous, determined, confident, and optimistic.

He has a whopping height of 6 feet and 1 inch, which makes him quite tall compared to an average human, and he weighs around 75 kgs.

Denis Shapovalo
Tall and Handsome Denis Shapovalo (Source: Facebook)

According to the reports, his chest is about 40 inches, his waist is 34 inches, and his biceps are 16 inches.

His shoe size is 11.5, but he wears sizes 12 or 12.5 to make his feet feel free.

Moreover, the Canadian nationality, Shapo, belongs to the Russian-Israeli ethnicity of Israeli roots. He is a Christian religion by birth.

Additionally, with his dashing personality, the young boy possesses short brown hair with majestic brown eyes.

Denis Shapovalov | Early Career

As mentioned earlier, Denis’s keen interest in tennis started at an early age from his mother, a tennis player.

Early in his career, he took training from his mother at her tennis training institute.

Shapovalov in Tennis Tournament
Shapovalov in Tennis Tournament (Source: Instagram)

At the young age of 13, Shapovalov’s training needs turned difficult for his mother.

Hence, his family hired a former tennis development manager for Tennis Canada, Adriano Fuorivia, to be his coach and travel with Shapo.

Their relationship lasted for four years, including numerous junior and ITF futures titles, the 2015 US Open Junior Doubles title, and the 2016 Wimbledon Junior Singles title.

In October 2013, Shapovalov gained his first junior singles title at the ITF G5 in Burlington, Ontario.

The following year, in 2014, He won his second singles title at the ITF G5 in Burlington.

Similarly, the Canadian won the singles and doubles titles at the ITF G4 in San José in July 2014.

Professional Career

In September 2015, he qualified in the First Round and went to the Third Round for his second straight Grand Slam.

Additionally, he won the doubles title with partner Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Moreover, In October 2015, Shapovalov, alongside Felix Auger-Aliassime and Benjamin Sigouin, created history by winning Canada’s first Junior Davis Cup title.

Likewise, In November 2015, at the ITF Futures, Denis obtained his first doubles title in Pensacola.

Denis (right-second) with First Junior Davis Cup Title
Denis (right-second) with First Junior Davis Cup Title (Source: Tennis)

At the beginning of early 2016, he reached the doubles final at the ITF Futures in Sunrise.

Eventually, he seized his first professional singles title at the ITF Futures in Weston with a straight-set winning against Pedro Sakamoto.

Also, the young boy made it to the semifinals of the Challenger Banque Nationale de Drummondville.

His winning records of 2016 include second and third singles titles at the ITF 25K in Memphis and winner at the ITF 10K in Orange Park.

In May 2016, he made the semifinals in singles and the second round in doubles at the French Open.

The same year in July, he got his first G1 singles title after winning in Roehampton.

With this achievement, the young boy became the third Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam singles title with a three-set victory.

The match was set against Alex De Minaur at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

Happy Face After Winning First Junior G1 Championship
Happy Face After Winning First Junior G1 Championship (Source: Tennis Tonic)

Nevertheless, Denis is a wildcard entry for the 2016 Rogers Cup.

In the first round, he defeated the champion Nick Kyrgios.

Unfortunately, In the second round, the tennis player got defeated by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

2017 – 2018 Career

At the beginning of 2017, the Canadian choose to play for the Canada Davis Cup team in the World Group 1st round tie against Great Britain. However, he lost his opener to Dan Evans.

What happened to Denis’s team Canada in 2017?

Eventually, in a Canada’s Davis Cup tie match against Great Britain, Denis accidentally hit the umpire chair Kyle Edmund and got disqualified.

Later, he was fined $7,000 (£5,623) for his action.

In March, Shapovalov won his fourth ITF Futures singles title after winning against Gleb Sakharov in straight sets.

After that, the tennis player won his first ATP Challenger title over Ruben Bemelmans.

Unfortunately, in May 2017, he lost in the qualifying round against Marius Copilin in the French Open’s three-set match.

However, in June, Shapo qualified at the Queen’s Club Championships for the ATP 500 but lost against Tomas Berdych in the second round.

Shapovalov for ATP 500 Tennis Tournament
Shapovalov for ATP 500 Tennis Tournament (Source: Tennis Tonic)

Later in July, after getting a wild card, he won his second ATP Challenger title, beating compatriot Peter Polansky in the final of the 75K in Gatineau.

At the Rogers Cup in August, Denis defeated the legendary Juan Martin del Potro in the Second Round and champion Rafael Nadal in the next round.

After winning Adrian Mannarino in the quarterfinals and Alexander Zverev in the semifinal, he became the youngest player to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semifinal.

Despite reaching the semifinals, the tennis player couldn’t make it to the semifinals.

At the early start of 2018, Denis lost against Kyle Edmund in single titles and Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the doubles titles in the first round of Brisbane International.

Luckily he won the opening round of the ASB Classic against Rogerio Dutra Silva but later in the next match; he got defeated by Juan Martin del Potro.

After making his debut at the Delray Beach Open, where he reached the semifinals after winning against Ivo Karlovic, Jared Donaldson, and Taylor Fritz, Shapovalov entered the Stuttgart Open, his first tournament of the season on grass but got defeated by Prajnesh Gunneswaran.

Despite his struggle, he won his first match at Wimbledon against Jeremy Chardy.

Nonetheless, Shapovalov started the 2018 North American summer with a smash and defeated Daniil Medvedev.

Eventually, he lost to Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals. Moreover, Denis successfully defeated Andreas Seppi in his second US Open appearance but later got beaten by Kevin Anderson in a five-set thriller, which lasted up to four hours.

2019- 2020 Career

After many ups and downs in his career previously, Denis joined Auckland Open in the early days of 2019, but Joao Sousa defeated him in three sets.

Later, he participated in the Australian Open, defeated Pablo Andujar and Taro Daniel but later lost against Novak Djokovic in their first singles match.

Nevertheless, the year turned out to be great. In the 2019 Davis Cup Finals, Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil took Canada to their first Davis Cup final by defeating Russia, Australia, the United States, and Italy.

Denis (right) after Reaching DavisCup Finale
Denis (right) after Reaching DavisCup Finale (Source: Tennis Tonic)

Shapo began his journey of 2020 through the 2020 Australian Open, where he lost to Hungarian player Marton Fucsovics.

After his victories over Sebastian Korda, Taylor Fritz of the United States, and Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea, he reached round 16 at Flushing Meadows.

After reaching round 16, he won the match against David Goffin of Belgium but lost against Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals and left the tournament.

Through his outstanding performance at the Italian Open Semifinals on September 21, 2020, Shapovalov entered the top 10 for the first time in his career.

2021- 2022 Career

Denis made a few significant achievements in the years 2021 and 2022.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, Shapovalov opted to skip the Tokyo Olympics.

The year 2021 was a bit disappointing as he lost many matches. 

However, he partnered with Bopanna and made it to the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament, losing to Karatsev and Rublev.

As of the end of the year 2021, Shapovalov ranked 14th in the world.

After reaching his first-ever Australian Open quarterfinal, he then lost to Rafael Nadal in five sets.

During the Qatar Open 2022, Denis Shapovalov lost to Arthur Rinderknech in straight sets.

Shapovalov lost to Andrey Rublev in the third round of the 2022 US Open.

Denis Shapovalov | Awards and Achievement

The talented and hardworking Denis has garnered a lot of fame and fortune through his career as a tennis player.

Denis Shapovalo Holding Trophy
Denis Shapovalo Holding Trophy (Source: Instagram)

With long career success, he has earned many titles and awards in tennis games in a short time. Some of them are listed below.

2014 – Junior Male Player of the Year

2016 – Junior Male Player of the Year (shared with Felix Auger-Aliassime)

2017ATP Most Improved Player, Male Player of the Year, Lionel Conacher Award, ATP Star of Tomorrow.

How much does Denis Shapovalov make? Net Worth and Salary

Like many other tennis players, Denis has made millions throughout his playing career.

In like manner, the young tennis player at an early age has made an enormous sum that includes prize money from games and many endorsements and sponsorship.

As of 2022, the Canadian’s Net-Worth is estimated to be around a staggering $7 million.

Furthermore, Denis has won a total of $9,649,208 as of 2022 from his different tennis competitions.

While playing in the US Open 2017, he won prize money of $253,625.

After making it up to the second round in Wimbledon 2018, this young boy got $71,853 as prize money.

In the French Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019, he won $89,645.90  and $155,000 as prizes.

Shapovalov has gained an annual salary of $1.5 million USD in 2022.

This includes the prize money he got in the year, which is USD 1,190,531.

Shapovalov has endorsement deals with Nike, Yonex, BioSteel Sports Nutrition, and TAG Heuer.

Is Denis Shapovalov single? Personal Life

Denis has got a good-looking body along with a promising career. He is an all-in-one package for ladies.

He is in a committed relationship with the gorgeous and talented tennis player Mirjam Bjorklund.

denis shapovalo girlfriend
Denis Shapovalo with his girlfriend (Source: Twitter)

The couple has been going strong for over a year now.

Shapovalov is very proud of his girlfriend’s achievements and frequently shares their adorable pictures on his Instagram handle.

Hence, they seem to enjoy the happy moments together during the vacation and after-match meetings.

Mirjam Bjorklund is a tennis player from Sweden.

Highlights of her career include winning six singles and one double title on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

Denis Shapovalov | Social Media Presence

A charming and talented young boy, Denis is active on different social media platforms with plenty of followers.

His exciting posts and updates it has helped him gain a good number of fans and followers worldwide.

Shapovalov is available on Instagram as @denis.shapovalov, with 572K Followers.


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Also, he shares his most recent career highlights through his Instagram page. One can also see Shapovalov snaps along with his girlfriend.

Apart from that, the Canadian is also on Twitter as @denis_shapo, with almost 138.8K Followers making 880 posts.

Added to that, he joined in March 2010 and followed 153 people. Denis tweets about the stuff related to the tennis world.

The tennis player also has a Facebook page with more than 136K Followers. He shares most of the posts on Instagram on his Facebook page.

Denis Shapovalov | Popularity

The fierce Tennis player is quite popular in the US, Canada, and worldwide.

Denis Shapovalov Trending in Canada over the past year (Source: Google)

The above graph shows public interest in Denis for 12 months.

Some FAQs:

What languages does Denis Shapovalov speak?

Denis is multilingual and can speak French, Hebrew, Russian and English.

Who is the coach of tennis player Denis Shapovalov?

Mikhail Youzhny was the former coach of Denis Shapovalov. His recent coach is Peter Polansky.

Why didn’t Denis Shapovalov play in the 2019 Next-Gen ATP finals?

Due to fatigue and exhaustion, Denis Shapovalov didn’t play in the 2019 Next-Gen ATP finals.

What does Denis Shapovalov wear around his neck?

Denis Shapovalov wears a cross-chain around his neck, which proves his devotion to Christianity.

Does Shapovalov have dual citizenship?

Denis is a Canadian player but holds citizenship in both Israel and Canada.

Where does Denis Shapovalov live?

Denis currently resides in Nassau, The Bahamas.

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