Denis Shapovalov is enjoying a fantastic moment in his young career. Even if the Canadian is hugely talented, he used to struggle to find continuity in his results. However, after partnering with his new coach Mikhail Youzhny, things started to change for the better in the last part of the previous season. The Canadian won his maiden title in Stockholm and he had an inspiring run in Bercy where he was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic.
Given his success and his soaring ranking, the Canadian had to adjust his schedules for 2020 in order not to succumb to a massive workload. Therefore, after the Australian Open, Denis decided not to compete anymore in Dubai and play the following tournaments instead: Montpellier (3 – Feb), Rotterdam (10 – Feb), Marseille (17 – Feb), Indian Wells (9 Mar), and Miami (23 – Mar).
Shapovalov is widely expected not to play in Marseille if he has a deep run at the Australian Open.
Federer, Tsitsipas, Monfils to play in Dubai
The organization is still elated with the line-up as they can rely on the presence of box office players such as Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Gael Monfils.
— John Horn (@SportsHorn) January 14, 2020
Denis Shapovalov’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.13 (career-high), Shapovalov played his last match on the 10th of January when he lost to Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-1 7-64 in the quarter in the ATP Cup.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.3, Roger played his last match on the 16th of November when he surrendered to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in the Nitto ATP Finals.
Denis Shapovalov and Roger Federer played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Federer.
The last time that they locked horns, Roger Federer won 6-2 6-4 in the semifinal in Miami (Miami Open) in March 2019.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.6, the Greek played his last match on the 7th of January when he capitulated to Nick Kyrgios 7-67 6-73 7-65 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.10, Gael played his last match on the 6th of January when he had to surrender to Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gael Monfils played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Tsitsipas.
The last time that they competed against each other, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 4-6 7-64 7-64 in the semifinal in Dubai (Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) in March 2019.
Denis Shapovalov, Roger Federer
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