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From November 7, 2022 to November 14, 2022
After becoming the first Canadian US Open men’s singles quarter-finalist in 2020, Denis Shapovalov joined Milos Raonic as the second Canadian man in history to break into the world’s Top 10. Now aged just 23 years old, Denis ended his junior career with the 2016 Wimbledon boys’ singles title, then broke into the Top 50 of Pepperstone ATP Rankings less than 15 months later. He won his first ATP Tour title in his first final in 2019 before leading Canada to the 2019 Davis Cup final and the 2022 ATP Cup title. He reached the 2019 Paris final and four other ATP Masters 1000 semi-finals, including in Montreal in 2017, where he upset world No. 2 Rafael Nadal and became the youngest semi-finalist in the series’ history at age 18. At Wimbledon 2021, he defeated two-time champion Andy Murray and earned five-set wins over Phillip Kohlschreiber and Karen Khachanov en route to his first Grand Slam semi-final.
Mirjam Björklund is a Swedish professional tennis player who is currently coached by Soneva Stars regular Jonas Björkman. At just 24 years old, she has reached a career-high of 123 in the world, recently winning the Swedish championships in singles, doubles and team events. She also qualified for Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2022 and has nine professional singles titles and three professional doubles titles.
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