Quarter-finalist Shapovalov Feared Covid Would Ruin Melbourne Chances
Zeeshan Mehtab Published January 23, 2022 | 03:40 PM
Melbourne, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Jan, 2022 ) :Denis Shapovalov was not even sure if he would make the Australian Open after falling ill with Covid -- now he's into the quarter-finals and a meeting with Rafael Nadal.
But it could have been all very different for the 22-year-old Shapovalov.
"There were a lot of doubts once I got to Australia with the quarantine, having gotten Covid, not sure how I would take it, not sure I would be able to play in the ATP Cup," Shapovalov said.
"After coming out of quarantine and playing the ATP Cup, I had a little bit of doubt, wasn't ready to play the first match and worked my way through the tournament.
"I wasn't practising that much, to be honest, and just trying to prepare the body as best as possible," he said.
"I'm just really happy with where I am in terms of my game, in terms of the level right now."