05:56 PM GMT September 27, 2017
He caught the imagination of the tennis world when he reached the semi-finals of the Coupe Rogers in Montreal, and 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov’s stunning backhand pass against Adrian Mannarino not only drew the applause of his opponent, but was voted by fans as the #NextGenATP Shining Shot for the third quarter of 2017.
In a poll run last week, Shapovalov’s winning backhand received 61 per cent of the fans’ vote. Alexander Zverev’s 49-shot rally with Richard Gasquet earned 21 per cent of the vote, while shots from Alexander Bublik, Matteo Berrettini and Tommy Paul received 13 per cent, four per cent and two per cent, respectively.
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