Spectacular Climb For Shapovalov in the ATP standings

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov received a great win on Monday at the Rogers Cup. The Canadian tennis prodigy now occupies the 67th place in the world, an increase of 76 places compared to the previous ranking.

Shapovalov defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal on his way to the semi-finals in Montreal where he lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany .

The Rogers Cup champion continues to climb to 7th. This is the highest ranking of his career. Britain’s Andy Murray remains in first place, but he will lose it no matter what happens this weekend in favor of Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.

At the WTA, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina ranked 4th in the world for the very first time after her victory in Toronto against Danish Caroline Wozniacki (5th) . The two young women are moving closer to the No. 1 squad that is still occupied by the Czech Karolina Pliskova.

At the top of the week, Pliskova has a lot to do this week in Cincinnati, where she is reigning champion, to maintain her chances of being the first seed at the US Open.

Canadian women Eugenie Bouchard, Françoise Abanda and Bianca Andreescu, beaten in the first round in Toronto, are respectively 70th, 133rd and 143rd.

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