“I’m Not Up to Date”: Eugenie Bouchard Dubious Regarding Denis Shapovalov’s Elite Rankings ATP Tour

Published 08/13/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Eugene Bouchard of Canada reacts in her second round match against Serena Williams of the United States during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Tennis personality Eugenie Bouchard has been one of the most notable players on the Tour. The Canadian star is quite popular with fans and amongst the tennis fraternity. When she first emerged on Tour, she grew in popularity rather quickly. 

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Recently, Eugenie Bouchard took part in a quiz on the Tennis Channel. During that session, she was asked questions on various topics. However, the one question that caught attention was when she was asked to name the Canadian players, male or female, who had broken into the top 10 in rankings.  

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada salutes the fans after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 2-6, 0-6 during day three of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Bouchard said, “I don’t know. Is it male or female? Oh, did one of the young guys get to 10 recently? Oh, see, I didn’t exactly follow that. Is it Denis Shapovalov? Okay, I’m not up to date.”

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Eugenie Bouchard has not played much tennis this season

This season, Bouchard began by competing at the Australian Open but couldn’t make it past the second qualifying round. After that, she played a couple of tournaments in Mexico, reaching the finals in the first event and losing in the opening round in the second. 

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the training match in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre on August 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Since then, she has not played any event and had to undergo surgery on her right shoulder. She has not been on the Tour for a long time. However, she has taken up the role of an analyst on the Tennis Channel and will continue to do so until the US Open Series events are over with.

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It will be interesting to see if she can compete in the final Grand Slam event of the year. Her best performance at the US Open was when she reached the fourth round during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Fans will hope to see her back on the tennis courts again. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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