Denis Shapovalov has always been an animal lover. So it was no surprise when he announced the launch of Shapo Shelter, which works with animals shelters and helps find new homes for animals that have been abandoned or displaced.
Speaking of the initiative, Shapovalov said:
Over the years, I’ve heard so many cruel stories about certain animals that were so helpless. With Shapo Shelter, we’re going to highlight the stories of these poor animals that can’t tell their own stories in hopes to find them new homes.
Other tennis players on the tour such as Kevin Anderson, Jessica Pegula, and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina have also been animal activists campaigning for a better life for animals.
Denis Shapovalov reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2021. Canada has huge hopes for Shapovalov including winning a grand slam one day. In 2020, he entered the top 10 in world rankings for the first time.