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Sports Brisbane announcer gives up, butchers Denis Shapovalov’s name

06:36  03 january  2018
06:36  03 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Tennis star Shapovalov voted CP male athlete for 2017

  Tennis star Shapovalov voted CP male athlete for 2017 No athlete in Canada held the spotlight in 2017 quite like Denis Shapovalov. The 18-year-old's remarkable run up the ATP rankings, leaving behind upset wins over Grand Slam tournament champions, has earned the Richmond Hill, Ont., tennis player the Lionel Conacher Award as the Canadian Press male athlete of the year. Shapovalov collected 20 of 64 votes (31 per cent) in a poll of broadcasters and sports editors from across the country. He edged Sidney Crosby, who led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a second straight Stanley Cup, by a single vote. Slugger Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds was third with 11 votes (17 per cent).

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Rising Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov's name is difficult to pronounce, but we're pretty sure the Brisbane International PA guy got it wrong.

Shapovalov was set to face Great Britain's Kyle Edmund in Round 1 of the Australian tournament, when, well, see if you can find the point where the public address announcer gives up during the introductions.

You can hear for yourself how the Richmond Hill, Ont., native pronounces his name in the video player atop this post (think: Shapo-VA-lov), and ensure you're covered in the event you ever have to introduce him in front of an international audience.The 18-year-old had won his previous two matches against Edmund heading into Tuesday, but the Brit came back from one set behind to advance to the Round of 16, winning 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4.

The Canadian entered Brisbane ranked 51st in the world after a breakthrough 2017 campaign that saw the lefty make the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal and the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

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