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'Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime can go deep at Wimbledon,' says John McEnroe

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Promising Canadian duo Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime can have a successful Wimbledon and will both go on to win Grand Slams says John McEnroe.

22-year-old Denis Shapovalov, currently world number 12, was forced to withdraw from Roland Garros due to slight injury picked up on his run to the Geneva final.

However, he has since performed well on grass, reaching the quarter finals in Stuttgart and the semi-finals at last weeks Queens Club.

Meanwhile 20-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked 19th in the world, is having an impressive grass season reaching the final in Stuttgart and the semi-final in Halle, beating Roger Federer along the way.

Auger-Aliassime recently added renowned coach Toni Nadal, uncle of Rafael Nadal to his coaching team who has overseen his nephew reach many major successes.

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John McEnroe believes that both players could make a big impact at this year's Wimbledon Championships and predicts that both are future Grand Slam winners.

[On which of Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime will have more success on grass] Very tough question. Both of them could go pretty deep in this tournament, without a doubt,” McEnroe told ESPN.

"I think both have made some great strides and progress. Denis is a little more advanced. I’d give him the slight edge. Felix just beat Roger. His confidence is on the rise. He’s looking to be more aggressive and move forward more.

“It’s a tough call. I would give Denis a slight edge at this particular time. I think both of them are going to win majors at some stage in the not-too-distant future.”

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