It was 18 months in the making to get the chance to go one-on-one with the 19-year-old. I first contacted his representation before the Rogers Cup last year about an interview, but then Shapovalov beat Rafael Nadal at the 2017 Rogers Cup, his career exploded, and it was very difficult to get time with him.
We were finally able to make it work at a charity event in Toronto last month. At the same event, I was also able to interview Vasek Pospisil for the penultimate edition of my monthly tennis blog, Second Serve.
Here is a link to the written portion of the post.
My work schedule is actually very stable this month, which is odd considering we are now in December. My final open-level tennis tournament of the year starts December 18 in Burlington.
I will have my final Second Serve post ready to go in January's update, plus a look back at what happened career-wise in 2018.
Thanks for reading and watching!