Shapovalov, Wu get Shanghai wild cards

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Denis Shapovalov may not be able to play Tokyo this week, because of visa issues.

But the silver lining is that he’s directly into the next Masters 1000 event in Shanghai next week.

The Shanghai Rolex Masters announced that Shapovalov and US Open junior boys’ champion Yu Wibing have been given the first two main draw wild cards into the tournament.

It begins Oct. 9.

“These two young men have produced some outstanding tennis this year and it is exciting to watch them taking their early steps on the world tour,” tournament Director Michael Luevano said in the press release.

Wu, who is just 17, went straight from winning the boys’ title in New York to winning the appropriately-named Road to the Rolex Shanghai Masters Challenger event the very next week.