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Shapovalov goes for first Challenger title in Drummondville

Mar 19, 2017
written by: Melissa Boyd
written by: Melissa Boyd

After coming through Saturday’s highly touted semifinal against his good friend Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov has the chance to win his first ATP Challenger title today in Drummondville.

RELATED: Watch the final at 1 p.m. E.T. 

After winning the Gatineau Futures two weeks ago and reaching the semifinals in Sherbrooke last week, the 17-year-old will be looking to finish his Quebec tournament swing on the ultimate high.

Shapovalov will face world no. 154 Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium in Sunday’s final. It will be the first meeting between the two players. Bemelmans reached a career-high ranking of no. 84 in 2015.

If Shapovalov were to take home the crown, he would break into the Top 200 on the ATP rankings for the first time in his career. He will also be looking to complete a Canadian title in Drummondville after Adil Shamasdin won his third Challenger title in a row on Saturday alongside his partner Sam Groth of Australia.

The Drummondville final will be streamed on the ATP Challenger Tour website beginning at 1 p.m. E.T.