He started playing tennis when he was 5 with his mother, Tessa, as his coach.
When Shapovalov was 12, his mother opened the TessaTennis Program in Vaughan, Ont., a two-court facility that includes a junior development program.
Shapovalov’s mother continued to be his coach until he was 13 — and still helps him — but his main coach is Adriano Fuorivia, who is here with him.
Shapovalov, a 17-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., becomes only the second Canadian to win a boys’ championship at a Grand Slam event.
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