Canada's Denis Shapovalov wins Wimbledon boys' singles title

10 July 2016 07:53

Canadian left-hander Denis Shapovalov carried off the Wimbledon boys' singles title and earned praise from compatriot Milos Raonic.

Shapovalov beat Australian Alex De Minaur 4-6 6-1 6-3 on Court One.

After overcoming his fellow 17-year-old, Shapovalov said he had bumped into Raonic shortly after his defeat to Andy Murray in the men's final.

"I was following a little bit of it. I know Milos lost in two tight tie-breakers," Shapovalov said. "I saw him actually in the doping. I told him, 'Tough match'. He congratulated me."

"As you can see, Canadian tennis is moving forward a lot. Hopefully it doesn't stop here. Hopefully even the next generation, they start seeing that it's possible, they start working harder, too. Hopefully in the future, we'll have more grand slam champions."

Source: PA