Andy Murray is back on centre court this afternoon, playing for a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon. 

In his way stands Denis Shapovalov, the up-and-coming Canadian player who is no stranger to victory on the prestigious grass courts. 

It may be the first time the 22-year-old has made the third round of the men's singles tournament, but Shapovalov lifted the boys' trophy in 2016. 

And now he faces a fellow 2016 champion in the shape of Andy Murray, who won his second Wimbledon title five years ago.  

The upcoming match is the first time the successful pair will meet head-to-head. 

With a chance to reach the second week of the tournament at stake, neither is likely to go down with a fight. 

Here's everything you need to know about Denis Shapovalov...

Who is Denis Shapovalov? 

Tennis is arguably in Shapovalov's blood; his mother played for the Soviet national team before becoming a tennis coach in Tel Aviv and later founding her own coaching programme in Canada, Tessa Tennis.  

Born in Israel, Shapovalov's family moved to Canada when he was just one year old. 

His career has been a family affair, with Tessa still her son's coach along with Martin Laurendeau. 

Ranked the number 10 seed in the tournament, he is among the youngest players within the ATP top 100. 

With junior titles under his belt, Shapovalov's best senior Grand Slam result came in last year's US Open, when he reached the Quarter Finals. 

What has Shapovalov's tournament been like so far? 

The young star is coming into the centre court showdown well rested, having been given a walkover after his second round opponent withdrew due to injury. 

It means that he hasn't played a match since his five set opening round against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday, from which Shapovalov eventually came out triumphant. 

What has Denis Shapovalov said about his match against Andy Murray? 

Ahead of Friday's match, Shapovalov alluded to his childhood admiration for the Scottish tennis legend.

"Definitely a match I grew up wanting to play against Andy in the spotlight like this. So it’s definitely a match I’m looking forward to," he said on Thursday. 

"I remember his [Wimbledon] win in 2016 for sure. Obviously I was there in the juniors, and he played Milos [Raonic] in the final."

A keen tennis fan, Shapovalov even watched his opponent's five set thriller on Wednesday: "I’ve watched a little bit, definitely watched his match yesterday.

"And honestly just as a tennis fan, it was fun to watch. A fan of Andy’s, to see him back and moving so well, especially those last two sets, how he turned it around.

"It felt like he was the player that he was a couple years back. It was really exciting to see.

"Obviously he’s got all that experience and he seems to be in really good shape. It’s definitely an exciting match. It’s going to be an exciting moment."