Peter Polansky

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Peter Polansky
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Polansky at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Residence Toronto, Canada
Born (1988-06-15) June 15, 1988 (age 32)
North York, Ontario, Canada
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,661,642
Singles
Career record19–45 (29.7%)
Career titles0
4 Challenger, 15 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 110 (June 25, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 242 (17 May 2021) [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2009, 2017, 2018)
French Open 1R (2009, 2014, 2018)
Wimbledon 1R (2018)
US Open 2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record3–7 (30.0%)
Career titles0
16 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 123 (December 10, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 161 (17 May 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon Q1 (2017, 2018)
Team competitions
Davis Cup 1R (2014)
Last updated on: 24 May 2021.

Peter Polansky ( /pəˈlænski/ pə-LAN-skee; [2] born June 15, 1988) is a Canadian professional tennis player of Czech origin. [3] He was Canada's top singles player from June 21, 2010 until January 17, 2011 in the ATP rankings. He was also Canada's No. 2 from August 4, 2008 until June 21, 2010, with the exception of one week. In 2018, he became the first player in the Open Era to qualify for all four Grand Slam tournaments as a lucky loser within the same calendar year. [4]

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Personal

Polansky was born in North York, Ontario, Canada and is Jewish.

Polansky survived a major scare as an 18-year-old. While in Mexico for a Davis Cup tie as a team hitting partner, he woke up sleepwalking and jumped or fell from a three-story room suffering serious injuries. Later, he said that he saw a dark figure approaching his bed wielding a knife and only thought about escaping through the window. He recovered miraculously to be playing tennis just four months later. [5]

Polansky has been coached by Dean Coburn.

Tennis career

2004–2006

Polansky (Czech : Polanský) played Canada F3, F4, and F5 Futures events in June 2004, compiling a win-lose record of 1–4. He next competed in a tour event as a wild-card in the 2005 Granby Challenger event, losing handily in the first round. He then played Canada F1, F2, and F3, in the late autumn, this time earning a 3–3 record and an ATP singles ranking of No. 1432. He also reached the final of the doubles for Canada F3, partnering compatriot Adil Shamasdin.

Polansky went 4–3 for Canada F1, F2, and F3 in 2006, this time played in March, and saw his ranking crack the top 1000. Losing again in the first round at Granby, he also received a wild-card for his first full-fledge ATP tourney, a Masters event at that, as he lost in the first round to compatriot Frank Dancevic at the 2006 Rogers Cup. Polansky then, as an unseeded Special Entry, proceeded to reach the finals of the US Open boys singles tournament. His run included three-set wins over top seed Martin Kližan in the second round and No. 4 seed Donald Young in the semis. He lost the final to No. 10 seed Dušan Lojda. Polansky then in late September reached the semi-finals of USA F25. He lost again however in the first round of a Canadian challenger, this time Rimouski in October. He finished the year ranked World No. 821.

2007

Peter began 2007 with a bang as he won three of four Futures in Central America in January: El Salvador F1, Guatemala F1, and Costa Rica F1. He singles ATP ranking consequently rose to No. 580 and he played in his first Davis Cup tie, in February, winning a dead rubber against a Colombian opponent. He then went 9–3 in February–March in Futures, including winning USA F6. He lost his first Davis Cup live rubber in April, in 4 sets to Flávio Saretta in an away tie to Brazil.

From May through September Polansky played on the Challenger circuit, going a respectable 6–7. His most impressive wins came over World No. 106 Danai Udomchoke, as the Thai retired from the match, and World No. 119 Kevin Kim. A second straight appearance as a Wild Card at the Rogers Cup ended with the same first round loss, this time to Fabio Fognini. Polansky finished 2007 ranked World No. 343.

2008

Polansky went 11–3 in the winter Futures tournaments in South America, winning Guatemala F1. He won both his matches in the Davis Cup tie against Mexico, including his first over World No. 172 Bruno Echagaray handily in straight sets. Canada won the tie 4–1. He then reached the quarter-finals of the Santiago Challenger in late February with wins over World No. ~230 Rajeev Ram and World No. 198 Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras. In April, he accounted himself well in Canada's next Davis Cup tie, away to Chile, losing to World No. 15 Fernando González prior to winning a dead rubber. Polansky then reached the quarter-finals of the Florianópolis Challenger, defeating World No. 206 João Souza. He next reached the semi-finals of the Rabat Challenger during the first week of May 2008, defeating World No. 179 Laurent Recouderc in the second round. He also defeated World No. 120 Teymuraz Gabashvili in mid-May at the Marrakech Challenger, where he reached the second round. All of these results from April on occurred on a clay surface.

In May 2008, he participated in his first International Series-level event, as a qualifier, in the Grand Prix Hassan II event. He lost in the first round in three sets to former World No. 3 Guillermo Coria. He then participated in a qualifying tournament for a grand slam event for the first time, Wimbledon, losing in the first round. Polanksy then lost in successive challengers in the first round before reaching the second round at back-to-back challengers, played in Canada (Granby and Moncton). Polansky then defeated both Colombian No. 1 and tournament No. 4 seed Alejandro Falla and defending champion and Canada No. 2 Frédéric Niemeyer to reach the quarterfinals of the Vancouver challenger. In August, he reached the second round of the 2008 US Open qualifying tournament for singles, defeating Rajeev Ram before falling to No. 24 seed Simon Stadler.

Polansky went 9 wins, 7 losses on the autumn American challenger circuit, his best results were reaching the semifinals of one tourney and the quarters of two others; at Waco, where he lost in three tight sets to top seed Vince Spadea; and in Louisville, Kentucky, where he defeated World No. 133 Amer Delic and World No. 295 Michael Russell before falling to No. 2 seed Jesse Levine in the quarters. He then reached the semifinals of the Rimouski challenger, where he lost to eventual champion Ryan Sweeting.

2009

Polansky opened 2009 losing in the first round of qualifying for the Brisbane International. Coming through three rounds of qualifying, he lost to the 18th seed Igor Andreev from Russia in the first round of the Australian Open, despite being up on his opponent two sets to love. It was Polansky's first ever appearance in the main draw of a grand slam event. He followed this result by reaching the second round of the Carson, California and Dallas, Texas challengers. He next in February failed to qualify for the main draw of the 2009 SAP Open as well as 2009 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

Polansky had to withdraw from the Canadian Davis Cup team for their tie against Ecuador in early March due to a small tear detected in a right rotator cuff tendon as well as one in his labrum . He took a month off from the tour, coming back to lose in the first round of the Sanremo Tennis Cup. The following week he lost in the final round of qualifying for the Zagreb Open. Polansky next found the form he had before getting injured in qualifying for the 2009 French Open, winning his three matches all in straight sets, conceding no more than 4 games in any one set. In his first round match in the main draw, versus Philipp Petzschner, he fought back to level the match at 2 sets apiece before falling 3–6 in the fifth.

Following the French, Polansky lost convincingly to Simone Vagnozzi in the first round of Zenith Tennis Cup on red clay in Milan. He followed upon this by reaching the quarterfinals of the Lines Trophy, defeating Nicolás Massú in the second round before falling to veteran Jean-René Lisnard in straight sets. Polanksy rather surprisingly either chose not to enter Wimbledon qualifying or was not eligible. Instead he entered qualifying for the Sporting Challenger, also in Italy, and lost in the final qualifying round. After taking the following week off Polansky won the opening rubber of the Davis Cup tie away to Peru, defeating Iván Miranda in straight sets. Polansky became ill however and did not play in the 4th rubber. Despite losing their top clay court player, the Canadians won the tie 3–2.

Polansky (left) and Roger Federer at practice during the 2009 Rogers Cup Peter Polansky practising with Roger Federer at the 2008 Rogers Cup.jpg
Polansky (left) and Roger Federer at practice during the 2009 Rogers Cup

The week after, Polansky lost in the opening round of the Seguros Bolivar Open Bogotá to Alejandro Falla. After a week off, the unseeded Polansky reached the semi-finals of the Granby Challenger, defeating José de Armas, Tobias Kamke, and Lester Cook before falling to No. 4 seed Kevin Anderson in the semis. In doubles Polansky and partner Bruno Agostinelli lost in the first round as a wild card entry. He lost to an in-form Xavier Malisse in the first round of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.

Polansky played at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. He defeated fellow Ontarian and wild card entrant Agostinelli before falling to No. 4 seed Novak Djokovic in the second. With no points for the following week to protect, this result saw Polansky climb 22 ranking spots to sit at World No. 203, just two places off his career high. Despite not playing in any tournament main draws the week after, Polansky rose three ranking spots to sit at World No. 200, a new career high.

Polansky qualified for US Open singles tournament by beating Alex Kuznetsov, No. 9 seed Michael Russell, and No. 28 seed Lukáš Lacko. In his first round main draw match, he came back from 2 sets down to even his match against Guillermo García López before falling in the fifth, 16. His singles ranking has climbed once again, to World No. 184. Following the Open, Polansky lost in the second round of Seguros Bolivar Open challenger, to top seed Horacio Zeballos. In doubles, he and partner Nicolás Todero lost in the second round. The following week at the Copa Petrobras Colombia, Polansky lost in the first round, to Ricardo Mello. In doubles, he and partner Alex Bogomolov, Jr., unseeded, reached the semi-final round.

In early October Polansky became the World No. 181 ranked singles player, another career high. As the No.3 seed at the Challenger ATP Club Premium Open, he reached he quarter-finals, while in doubles he and partner Sebastián Decoud lost in the first round. The following week Polansky lost to No.1 seed Pablo Cuevas in the first round of the Uruguayan's home tournament, the Copa Petrobras. In doubles and partner Bogomolov lost in the second round. Polansky climbed to yet another new career high, World No. 170. The week after, he lost in the second round of Copa Petrobras Asunción in singles, to No. 4 seed Santiago Ventura. In doubles, again partnering Bogomolov, he has lost as well in the second round.

In late October Polansky reached the quarter-finals of the Copa Petrobras Santiago, beating No. 7 seed Sergio Roitman in the first round before falling to top seed Juan Ignacio Chela 3 and 3. In doubles, he and Bogomolov again lost in the second round (quarters). Polansky was off from competition for the remainder of the year. He finished 2009 ranked World No. 185 in singles and No. 554 in doubles.

2010

Polansky began the year by reaching the second qualifying round of the 2010 Aircel Chennai Open, losing as the no. 6 seed to unseeded Prakash Amritraj 11–9 in a third set tie-break. Amritraj went on to qualify for the main draw. Polansky failed to qualify for the Australian Open in singles.

Unseeded Polansky defeated Korean no.1 Im Kyu-tae in the first round of the Honolulu Challenger in three sets before losing in the second round to eighth seed Ryan Sweeting. He was then ranked outside the top 200 for the first time since August. At the Brasil Open, he defeated eighth seed Júlio Silva in the first qualifying round, but lost in the second round to fellow unseeded player Caio Zampieri.

Polansky failed to qualify for the Copa Telmex, losing to eighth seed Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo in the first round, in a close third-set tiebreaker. The following week, Polanksy lost in the first round of qualifying for the Delray Beach ATP 250 tournament, to fifth seed Paul Capdeville, in straight sets. The next week, Polansky played singles in Canada's Davis Cup tie against Colombia. He did not fare well, losing the opening singles rubber to world no. 183 Carlos Salamanca. Coach Martin Laurendeau opted to play Steven Diez in the reverse singles, as Canada lost the tie 1–4.

In April, Polansky failed by just one ranking place to be seeded in singles for the Challenger Banque Nationale. He defeated fifth seed Brendan Evans in the first round in straight sets, before falling to an in form Tim Smyczek, also in straight sets. In doubles, he and fellow Canuck Pierre-Ludovic Duclos lost in the first round. Two weeks later, Polansky lost in the second round of qualifying for the U.S. Clay Court Championships. The following week, he lost in the first round of the 2010 Baton Rouge Pro Tennis Classic to unseeded Joseph Sirianni, while in doubles he and partner Michael Yani lost in the second round. The next week, Polansky lost in the second round at the 2010 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger to eventual champion Brian Dabul. In doubles, he and partner Donald Young lost in the first round.

In May, Polansky lost in qualifying at the 2010 Serbia Open as the top seed, but entered the main draw as a lucky loser, where he lost to Horacio Zeballos. The following week, Polansky lost in the second round of the Zagreb Open to top seed Marcos Daniel, while in doubles he and partner Michael Yani lost in the first round. Polansky next was the sole Canadian in the draw for qualifying for the French Open. He lost in the first round, 7–9 in the third, to 28th seed Ramón Delgado. A week later, as the eighth seed at the 2010 LA Tennis Open USTA Men's Challenger, he reached the semifinals, where he lost fifth seed Robert Kendrick. In doubles, he and partner Milos Raonic lost in the first round.

In June, Polansky reached the second round of the 2010 Weil Tennis Academy Challenger, defeating fellow Canadian Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, before falling to Marinko Matosevic. He did likewise the following week at the 2010 Košice Open, beating Yannick Mertens handily, before falling to Ivo Minář. The following week, Polansky failed to qualify for Wimbledon for the second time again in the first round, going down to Marinko Matosevic. On June 21, Polansky found himself the new Canada no. 1 singles player. Then that week, unseeded at the 2010 Camparini Gioielli Cup, he beat Laurent Recouderc before losing to fifth seed and eventual runner-up Pablo Andújar.

After a couple of weeks off, Polansky reached the second round of the 2010 Comerica Bank Challenger, defeating sixth seed Kevin Kim, before falling to qualifier Brydan Klein. He also lost in the second round in doubles, partnering compatriot Milos Raonic. Polansky was the seventh seed at the 2010 Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships, where he has defeated Chris Guccione in the first round handily, and Raven Klaasen in the second, before falling to top seed and eventual champion Carsten Ball. Again playing doubles with Raonic, the pair withdrew from their second-round match due to a Raonic injury.

In July, Polansky, as the eighth seed in singles at the 2010 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby, lost to world no. 221 Greg Jones. (The singles field for this event featured the top eight ranked Canadian tour players.) In doubles, Polansky and partner Erik Chvojka reached the quarterfinals. The following week Polansky lost to top seed Taylor Dent in the first round of the 2010 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open in three sets. The next week, he appeared in the singles main draw of the 2010 Rogers Cup, having been granted a wild card, where he faced and beat no. 13 Jürgen Melzer in the first round. Peter lost in the second round, however, to Victor Hănescu in straight sets.

After a week off, Polansky qualified for singles play at the US Open, having defeated Santiago González, Franko Škugor, and John Millman in qualifying. Polansky advanced to the second round of the main draw, after defeating 30th seed Juan Mónaco. He was the first Canadian to advance to the second round since Daniel Nestor in 2000. He lost, however, in the next round to wild card entrant and former world no. 4 James Blake. This result saw his singles ranking return to near a career-high of world no. 176.

After the US Open, Polansky won both of his singles Davis Cup rubbers against the Dominican Republic, as Canada won the tie, a playoff to stay in the Americas Zone Group 1, 5–0. The following week, he reached the second round of the 2010 Chang-Sat Bangkok Open 2 in singles, defeating a Thai wild card entrant before falling to Sebastian Rieschick. A week later, Peter lost to unseeded Frederik Nielsen in the qualifying round of the PTT Thailand Open. Then, the following week, he lost to eighth seed Rajeev Ram in the first round of qualifying for the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championship. He did not play for the remainder of the year. Due to the surge of teenager Milos Raonic, Polansky once again became Canadian No. 2 in singles for the first time since June of the previous year.

2017

Polansky began his 2017 season playing a challenger event in Happy Valley, Australia by reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Omar Jasika, who lost in the final. Polansky was seeded 22nd in qualifying draw in his 8th appearance at the Australian Open. The top seed in his section was 4th seed Yūichi Sugita. Polansky beat both Tristan Lamasine and Mirza Bašić in straight sets before losing to Young Gun finalist Andrey Rublev in 3 sets. Polansky was able to enter the main draw as a lucky loser replacing Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis. He drew the 30th seed, Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round and got out to a two sets to one lead but eventually he had to retire from the match with an illness in the 5th set.

From the start of February to the end of June, Polansky struggled to get positive results going 2–9 in challenger matches, 5–8 in qualifying matches and 0–1 in ATP matches. Polansky did qualify for Memphis, but lost in three sets to Matthew Ebden. At his seventh appearance at the French Open, he lost in the second round of qualifying to Alexander Bublik and at his seventh appearance at Wimbledon he lost to Stefano Travaglia in five sets after leading two sets to one.

Polansky returned to Canada to play the Canadian summer circuit including challengers in Winnipeg, Gatineau and Granby in July and he was defending a lot of points from 2016. Polansky lost in the final of all three challengers, losing to Blaž Kavčič twice and Denis Shapovalov. In the three tournament run, he beat Malek Jaziri, Brayden Schnur, Frank Dancevic and Denis Shapovalov and reached a career high ranking of 115. He followed up with a direct entry main draw performance in Los Cabos, where he beat Yasutaka Uchiyama for the third time in the month. Polansky got a wildcard into the Rogers Cup in Montreal where he beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets before losing to world number 3, Roger Federer. Polansky ended his summer at the US Open, where he lost in third round of qualifying to Tim Smyczek in straight sets.

Polansky spent the end of the season playing in Asia in seven challenger events and two ATP events. He had some success playing challengers, reaching the semifinals in Gwangju, South Korea and the quarterfinals in Ningbo, China and in Ho Chi Minh City. He finished the year with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses on the ATP tour, but he had 36 wins combining ATP and challenger tours.

2018

Polansky began the year in Australia in Brisbane with qualifying wins over Filip Peliwo and Yannick Hanfmann. He lost a first match against a wildcard entry John Millman 6–7, 0–6. Polansky entered the Australian Open qualifying draw for the 9th time of his career. Seeded 26th in the qualifying draw, he beat João Domingues in the first round 7–6, 6–4. He followed up the win with a 6–2, 7–5 win over Christian Harrison before losing 1–6, 6–3, 6–3 to 15th seed, Yuki Bhambri. For the second consecutive year, Polansky got into the main draw as a lucky loser. Karen Khachanov served 21 aces as he beat Polansky 7–6, 7–6, 6–4.

In March, Polansky qualified for the 2018 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells by winning two matches. In the first round of the main draw, he beat Marius Copil 7–6(3), 6–7(5), 7–6(12) on his eighth match point after saving two match points. The match took 3 hours and 11 minutes and there were five rallies over 35 shots in the deciding tiebreak. Polansky lost to the 20th seed Adrian Mannarino in straight sets in the second round. Polansky failed to qualify for the 2018 Miami Open falling in the second round to Rogerio Dutra Silva in three close sets.

In May, Polansky entered the French Open qualifying draw for the 8th time in his career. Seeded 14th in the qualifying draw, he beat Norbert Gombos 2–6, 7–6(3), 6–2 in the first round. He followed up the win with a 6–4, 6–2 win over Pedja Krstin before losing 7–6(1), 7–6(3) to Jozef Kovalik. For the second consecutive grand slam tournament, Polansky got into the main draw as a lucky loser. Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Polansky in 4 sets, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.

In June, Polansky entered the Wimbledon qualifying draw for the 8th time in his career. Seeded 8th in the qualifying draw, he beat Yang Tsung-hua 4–6, 6–2, 6–3 in the first round. He followed up the win with a 7–5, 6–2 win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina before losing 7–6(5), 6–3, 6–7(6), 6–4 to Jason Kubler in the third round of qualifying. It was the second consecutive year that Polansky lost in QR3. For the third consecutive grand slam tournament, Polansky got into the main draw as a lucky loser. Dennis Novak beat Polansky in 3 sets, 6–2, 6–3, 7–6(7).

In August, Polansky received a wild card to play in the 2018 Rogers Cup for the 10th time in his career. He reached the second round for the 6th time after beating Matthew Ebden. He played legend Novak Djokovic losing 6–3, 6–4. Polansky has lost twice against Novak Djokovic and twice against Roger Federer at the Roger's Cup. Polansky entered the US Open qualifying draw for the 10th time in his career. Seeded 12th in the qualifying draw, he beat Sergio Gutierrez Ferrol 6–4, 6–4 in the first round. He followed up that win with a 7–6(7), 6–4 win over Santiago Giraldo before losing 7–5, 1–6, 6–3 to Donald Young despite winning more points in the match. For the fourth consecutive grand slam tournament, Polansky got into the main draw as a lucky loser. He lost to Alexander Zverev 6–2, 6–1, 6–2.

Polansky won 46 matches in 2018. He played in 11 ATP events, a career high, with three wins. He played in ATP qualifying (non Grand Slam) seven times, successfully qualifying three times. He won 27 matches on the challenger tour. The highlights of the challenger season were a tournament win in Granby, a final in Charlottesville and four quarter-final results. He reached a career high of 110 in the world on June 25th, 2018 and finished the year with an ATP ranking of 121. Due to the change in ranking system, his ranking to begin 2019 at 119 in the world. It was his best year end ranking and the seventh time he finished the year in the top 200. He also finished with a career best ranking of 125 in doubles.

Singles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SRW-LWin %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open AAAA 1R Q1 Q3 Q3 Q3 Q2 A Q1 1R 1R Q3 Q1 Q2 0 / 30–30%
French Open AAAA 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R AA Q2 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 30–30%
Wimbledon AAA Q1 A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 AA Q3 1R Q1 NH0 / 10–10%
US Open AAA Q2 1R 2R A Q3 Q1 Q3 A Q1 Q3 1R Q2 A0 / 31–325%
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–31–10–00–00–00–10–00–00–10–40–00–00–00 / 101–109%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters AAAAAA Q1 AA 1R A 1R Q1 2R Q1 NH0 / 31–325%
Miami Open AAAAAAAAA Q2 A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 NHA0 / 00–0  
Canadian Open Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 1R 2R Q1 2R 2R 2R 1R NH0 / 126–1233%
Cincinnati Masters AAAAAAAAA Q1 AAAAAA0 / 00–0  
Shanghai Masters AAAAAAAAAAAA Q1 AANH0 / 00–0  
Win–Loss0–00–10–10–11–11–10–00–10–11–20–01–21–12–20–10–00–00 / 157–1532%

Doubles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SRW-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open AAAAA0 / 00–0
French Open AAAA0 / 00–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 ANH0 / 00–0
US Open AAAA0 / 00–0
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00 / 00–0
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Canadian Open AA 2R NH0 / 11–1
National Representation
ATP Cup NH QF RR 0 / 21–1

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 32 (19–13)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–8)
ITF Futures Tour (15–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (15–11)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Jan 2007El Salvador F1, Santa Tecla FuturesClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Jan Stancik5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win2–0Jan 2007Guatemala F1, Guatemala City FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg John Paul Fruttero 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win3–0Feb 2007Costa Rica F1, San José FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Lester Cook 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win4–0Mar 2007USA F6, McAllen FuturesHard Flag of South Africa.svg Wesley Whitehouse 6–3, 6–2
Win5–0Jan 2008Guatemala F1, Guatemala City FuturesHard Flag of Uruguay.svg Marcel Felder 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win6–0Sep 2011Canada F7, Markham FuturesHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Levine 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Win7–0Oct 2011Venezuela F8, Caracas FuturesHard Flag of Colombia.svg Eduardo Struvay 6–1, 6–3
Win8–0Oct 2011USA F26, Austin FuturesHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg John-Patrick Smith 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win9–0Feb 2012USA F5, Brownsville FuturesHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Daniel Cox 6–1, 6–3
Loss9–1Mar 2012USA F6, Harlingen FuturesHard Flag of Italy.svg Thomas Fabbiano 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss9–2Mar 2012Canada F2, Sherbrooke FuturesCarpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Stefan Seifert3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss9–3 Jul 2012 Panama City, PanamaChallengerClay Flag of Brazil.svg Rogério Dutra da Silva 3–6, 0–6
Loss9–4Aug 2012Canada F5, Mississauga FuturesHard Flag of Thailand.svg Danai Udomchoke 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Win10–4Sep 2012Canada F7, Toronto FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan 6–4, 6–4
Loss10–5Sep 2012Canada F9, Markham FuturesHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren 4–6, 3–6
Win11–5Sep 2013Canada F7, Toronto FuturesClay Flag of the United States.svg Jason Jung6–1, 6–1
Win12–5Sep 2013Canada F8, Toronto FuturesHard Flag of India.svg Sanam Singh 6–2, 6–2
Win13–5 Oct 2013 Tiburon, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Ebden 7–5, 6–3
Loss13–6 Nov 2013 Charlottesville, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Michael Russell 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Loss13–7 Nov 2013 Knoxville, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Tim Smyczek 4–6, 2–6
Win14–7May 2016USA F16, Tampa FuturesClay Flag of Ecuador.svg Roberto Quiroz 7–5, 6–3
Win15–7Jun 2016Canada F3, Richmond FuturesHard Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Jason Jung 6–1, 6–4
Win16–7Jul 2016Canada F4, Kelowna FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Sarmiento 6–2, 6–4
Loss16–8Jul 2016Canada F5, Saskatoon FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win17–8 Aug 2016 Gatineau, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of France.svg Vincent Millot 3–6, 6–4, ret.
Loss17–9 Nov 2016 Knoxville, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Michael Mmoh 5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Loss17–10 Jul 2017 Winnipeg, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Slovenia.svg Blaž Kavčič 5–7, 6–3, 5–7
Loss17–11 Jul 2017 Gatineau, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov 1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss17–12 Jul 2017 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Slovenia.svg Blaž Kavčič3–6, 6–2, 5–7
Win18–12 Jul 2018 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of France.svg Ugo Humbert 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Loss18–13 Nov 2018 Charlottesville, USAChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Paul 2–6, 2–6
Win19–13 Sep 2019 Columbus, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Jeffrey John Wolf 6–3, 7-6

Doubles: 40 (21–19)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (17–12)
ITF Futures Tour (4–7)
Finals by Surface
Hard (18–12)
Clay (3–6)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1Nov 2005Canada F3, Montreal FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Clay Donato
Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Levine
2–6, 7–6(7-5), 3–6
Loss0–2Mar 2007USA F6, McAllen FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Donald Young Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Briaud
Flag of the United States.svg Lesley Joseph
5–7, 3–6
Win1–2Jul 2008 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of the United States.svg Alberto Francis
Flag of the United States.svg Nicholas Monroe
2–6, 6–1, [10-5]
Win2–2Feb 2011 Burnie, AustraliaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of Australia (converted).svg Marinko Matosevic
Flag of New Zealand.svg Jose Rubin Statham
6–4, 3–6, [14–12]
Win3–2Sep 2011Canada F7, Markham FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milan Pokrajac Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren
Flag of the United States.svg Rhyne Williams
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss3–3Mar 2012Canada F2, Sherbrooke FuturesCarpet Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milan Pokrajac Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Daescu
Flag of Romania.svg Florin Mergea
6–7(6-8), 6–3, [1–10]
Loss3–4Jul 2012 Panama City, PanamaChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Kosakowski Flag of Ecuador.svg Julio-Cesar Campozano
Flag of Colombia.svg Alejandro Gonzalez
4–6, 5–7
Win4–4Sep 2012Canada F7, Toronto FuturesClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball Flag of the United States.svg Sekou Bangoura
Flag of the United States.svg Bjorn Fratangelo
6–7(2–7), 6–4, [11–9]
Loss4–5Sep 2012Canada F9, Markham FuturesHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan
Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren
2–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss4–6Mar 2013Canada F1, Gatineau FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Adam El Mihdawy Flag of Germany.svg Moritz Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg Tim Puetz
6–7(0–7), 1–6
Loss4–7May 2013 Tallahassee, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Jones Flag of the United States.svg Austin Krajicek
Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren
6–1, 2–6, [8-10]
Win5–7Jul 2013 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Érik Chvojka Flag of the United States.svg Adam El Mihdawy
Flag of Croatia.svg Ante Pavić
6–4, 6–3
Win6–7Jul 2013 Lexington, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Frank Dancevic Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn
Flag of New Zealand.svg Michael Venus
7–5, 6–3
Loss6–8Sep 2013Canada F7, Toronto FuturesClay Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milan Pokrajac Flag of the United States.svg Jean-Yves Aubone
Flag of the United States.svg Sekou Bangoura
4–6, 4–6
Loss6–9Sep 2013Canada F8, Toronto FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milan Pokrajac Flag of the United States.svg Jason Jung
Flag of the United States.svg Evan King
5–7, 2–6
Loss6–10Nov 2013 Knoxville, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Carsten Ball Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sam Groth
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John-Patrick Smith
7–6(8-6), 2–6, [7-10]
Loss6–11Jun 2014 Prostejov, Czech RepublicChallengerClay Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of Germany.svg Andre Begemann
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukas Rosol
1–6, 2–6
Win7–11Jul 2014 Manta, EcuadorChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan Flag of Venezuela.svg Luis David Martinez
Flag of Colombia.svg Eduardo Struvay
6–4, 6–4
Win8–11Jul 2014 Lexington, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan
Flag of Ireland.svg James McGee
6–4, 6–2
Win9–11Sep 2014 Napa, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn
Flag of the United States.svg Tim Smyczek
7–6(7–0), 6–1
Loss9–12Oct 2014 Sacramento, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Hubble
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 2–6
Win10–12Jul 2015 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of France.svg Enzo Couacaud
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Luke Saville
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
Loss10–13Nov 2015 Charlottesville, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of the United States.svg Chase Buchanan
Flag of the United States.svg Tennys Sandgren
6–3, 4–6, [5-10]
Win11–13Feb 2016 Cuernavaca, MexicoChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of El Salvador.svg Marcelo Arévalo
Flag of Peru.svg Sergio Galdós
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win12–13Jun 2016Canada F3, Richmond FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Farris Fathi Gosea
Flag of the United States.svg Tim Kopinski
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win13–13Jul 2016Canada F5, Saskatoon FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Christian Lakoseljac
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg David Volfson
6–3, 6–2
Win14–13Sep 2016 Cary, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of the United States.svg Stefan Kozlov
Flag of the United States.svg Austin Krajicek
6–2, 6–2
Loss14–14Sep 2016 Columbus, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philip Bester Flag of Latvia.svg Mikelis Libietis
Flag of the United States.svg Dennis Novikov
5–7, 6–7(4-7)
Win15–14Nov 2016 Knoxville, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ruben Bemelmans
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Joris De Loore
6–1, 6–3
Loss15–15Apr 2017 Sarasota, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Stefan Kozlov Flag of the United States.svg Scott Lipsky
Flag of Austria.svg Jurgen Melzer
2–6, 4–6
Win16–15May 2017 Savannah, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neal Skupski Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Luke Bambridge
Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Krueger
4–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Loss16–16Sep 2017 Shanghai, ChinaChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn Flag of Japan.svg Toshihide Matsui
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chu-Huan Yi
6–7(1-7), 6–4, [5-10]
Loss16–17Apr 2018 Sarasota, United StatesChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Christian Harrison Flag of the United States.svg Evan King
Flag of the United States.svg Hunter Reese
1–6, 2–6
Win17–17May 2018 Bordeaux, FranceChallengerClay Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Durán
Flag of Argentina.svg Máximo González
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss17–18Jul 2018 Gatineau, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Barbados.svg Darian King Flag of the United States.svg Robert Galloway
Flag of the United States.svg Bradley Klahn
6–7(4-7), 6–4, [8-10]
Win18–18Sep 2018 Columbus, United StatesChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Paul Flag of Ecuador.svg Gonzalo Escobar
Flag of Ecuador.svg Roberto Quiroz
6–3, 6–3
Win19–18Jul 2019 Winnipeg, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Barbados.svg Darian King Flag of the United States.svg Hunter Reese
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Adil Shamasdin
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Win20–18Oct 2019 Fairfield, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of Barbados.svg Darian King Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sem Verbeek
Flag of Sweden.svg Andre Goransson
6-4, 3–6, [12-10]
Loss20–19Feb 2021 Potchefstroom, South AfricaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brayden Schnur Flag of Switzerland.svg Marc-Andrea Huesler
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Kolar
4–6, 6–2, [4-10]
Win21–19June 2021 Orlando, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Christian Harrison Flag of the United States.svg JC Aragone
Flag of Colombia.svg Nicolás Barrientos
6-2, 6-3

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

ResultYearTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss 2006 US Open Hard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dusan Lojda 6–7(4-7), 3–6

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