Stockholm Open: Shapovalov Edges Krajinovic To Lift Maiden ATP Title

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov poses with his trophy after winning the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament following his victory against Serbia’s Filip Kranjinovic on October 20, 2019 in Stockholm. Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP


Rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov lifted his first ATP title on Sunday after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Filip Krajinovic in the Stockholm Open final.

Shapovalov, 20, did not drop a single set throughout the week in Stockholm and blasted 16 aces to see off the 60th-ranked Krajinovic.

World number 34 Shapovalov became the first Canadian ATP singles champion since Milos Raonic won at Brisbane in January 2016.

Serbia’s Krajinovic, a runner-up at the 2017 Paris Masters, fell short in his bid for a first career title after losing his third ATP final.