Not any more

Polansky ousted from Rogers Cup

In Canada on August 11, 2010 at 14:09

There will be no Canadian singles champion at the Rogers Cup this year.

Peter Polansky was ousted from the tournament on Wednesday, falling 6-4, 7-6 to Romanian Victor Hanescu at Rexall Centre in Toronto. The 22-year-old from nearby Thornhill, Ont., was the last Canadian standing in the main draw of the US$2.43-million event at York University.

It has been more than 50 years since a Canadian won the title. Robert Bedard won the championship in 1958, which was his second straight win at the event.

Polansky was one of four Canadian players granted a wildcard entry. He had opened with an upset win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer, becoming the first Canadian in seven years to beat a player ranked in the top 15 at his home tournament.

Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis are set to appear on centre court Wednesday. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal are all set to play their first singles matches.


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