Not only do these three players have the world at their feet, they’ve also been shaped by the world. Andreescu grew up in Ontario with her Romanian parents. Shapovalov was born in Tel Aviv and his mother represented the Soviet Union. Auger-Aliassime was raised as a French-speaker in Quebec, with his father immigrating to Canada from Togo.
This confluence of cultures is now Canada’s gain, with Andreescu, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime having all proudly represented Canada in Fed and Davis Cup competition. Tennis Canada, whose CEO is the former LTA chief Michael Downey, will now be hoping that this gifted generation can make good on their immense promise. Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: Canadian tennis fans have every reason to be excited about the future.
This episode of The Tennis Podcast, produced in association with Telegraph Sport, also discusses all the other major storylines from Indian Wells, as well as the political turmoil at the ATP, with news that President Chris Kermode will not have his contract renewed at the end of the year.
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