Canada’s Davis Cup winner Denis Shapovalov reacts to South Korea’s ‘big win’ against Portugal at 2022 FIFA World Cup – Sportskeeda

Denis Shapovalov applauded the South Korean team for their historic win against soccer giants Portugal at the FIFA World Cup on Friday. The reigning Davis Cup winner with Canada recognized that it was a “big win” for the Asian nation as they beat one of the favorites in the group stage to advance to the knockout stages.

The 23-year-old himself seems to be a fan of the South Korean national team, once sporting their jersey during a press conference at the Korea Open tennis tournament. The Canadian was reminded of it by a fan who reminisced about the same in light of South Korea’s World Cup win against Portugal.

“Since SKorea made it to the 16, I remembered that Denis Shapovalov appearing in the Korean national team uniform at the Korea Open. Your choice was perfect,” read an Instagram user’s story.

Reacting to the same, Shapovalov wrote,

“Big win for South Korea today.”

Denis Shapovalov via Instagram stories.Shapovalov reached the final of the Korea Open in Seoul in October, falling short at the final hurdle against Yoshihito Nishioka. It was the first of three finals this year for the Canadian, whose season picked up some lost momentum that week. The other two finals came in Vienna and the Davis Cup.

He was part of a historic victory last week at the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga. The Canadian team comprising himself, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Vasek Pospisil, Alexis Galarneau, and Gabriel Diallo won the country’s maiden Davis Cup title, beating Australia in the final. The flamboyant southpaw won his singles match in the final, beating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-4. The Canadian men’s team also won the ATP Cup in January.


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He could even compete in the ASB Classic in Auckland, to be held the week before the January 16th start of the Australian Open. Shapovalov reached the 2022 Australian Open quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

Edited by Anirudh

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