Canucks This Week – week of Jan. 6, 2018 (Final results)

All aboard for 2018

(Players still alive in red) 

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia (Grand Slam)

Singles qualifying

[5] Vasek Pospisil
1st rd: def Lorenzo Giustino (ITA) 75 76 (5)
2nd rd: def. Stefano Napolitano (ITA) 61 67 (5) 75
Final rd: def. Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 64 46 64

[26] Peter Polansky
1st rd: def Joao Domingues (POR) 76 (2) 64
2nd rd: def Christian Harrison (USA) 62 75
Final rd: lost to [15] Yuki Bhambri (IND) 16 63 63

Frank Dancevic
1st rd: def [18] Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 36 76 (6) 63
2nd rd: lost to Duck-Hee Lee (KOR) 46 76 (8) 63

Brayden Schnur
1st rd: lost to [15] Yuki Bhambri (IND) 16 63 64

Filip Peliwo
1st rd: lost to  [6] Cameron Norrie (GBR) 61 67 (4) 64


Women’s singles qualifying

[10] Françoise Abanda
1st rd: def Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) 64 63
2nd rd: lost to Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 46 62 64

Bianca Andreescu
1st rd: lost to Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 61 61

Carol Zhao
1st rd: lost to [18] Denisa Allertova (CZE) 63 60


ASB Classic
Auckland, NZ (ATP 250)


Denis Shapovalov
1st rd: def [Q] Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 63 62
2nd rd: lost to [2] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 62 64


Daniel Nestor / Donald Young (USA)
1st rd: vs. Robin Haase / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 36 [10-5]
QF: lost to [1] Oliver Marach (AUT) / Mate Pavic (CRO) 76 (3) 63

st rd: vs TBA

Hobart International
Hobart, Tasmania (WTA International)


[WC] Eugenie Bouchard
1st rd: lost to Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 64 63

st rd: vs TBA

Sydney International
Sydney, Australia (WTA International/ATP 250)

Women’s doubles

Gabriela Dabrowski / Yifan Xu (CHN)
1st rd: def Monique Adamczak / Storm Sanders (AUS) 76 (5) 75
QF: def. Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / ZhaoXuan Yang (CHN) 64 75
SF: def. [2] Lucie Safarova / Barbora Strycova (CZE) WALKOVER
F: def. [1] Latisha Chan (TPE) / Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (CZE) 63 61


Women’s singles qualifying

Gabriela Dabrowski
1st: def. [1] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)  [ALT] Abigail Spears (USA) 62 36 63
2nd rd: lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 62 57 64



East Hotel Canberra Challenger
Canberra, Australia ($75K)


[3] Adil Shamasdin / Neal Skupski (GBR)
1st rd: vs Zhe Li (CHN) / Yosuke Watanuke (JPN) 46 76 (5) [10-7]


Bangkok 1A Challenger
Bangkok, Thailand ($50K + H)


Steven Diez
1st rd: lost to Gerard Granollers (ESP) 76 (8) 64


DME Sports Women’s Pro Tennis Championship
Daytona Beach, Fla. (ITF $25K Pro Circuit)


Katherine Sebov
1st rd: vs. Claire Liu (USA) 64 75
2nd rd: [4] Victoria Duval (USA) 75 63
QF: lost to [WC] Alexandra Perper (MDA) 67 (6) 64 63

Singles qualifying

Leylah Annie Fernandez
1st rd: def. Katerina Filip (SWE) 61 60
2nd rd: lost to [10] Maria Mateas (USA) 75 60

Alexandra Mikhailuk
1st rd: lost to [7] Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN) 61 63


Sanchez- Casal Men’s Futures
Naples, Florida (ITF $15K Futures)


David Wolfson
1st rd: lost to Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) 62 76 (5)


Jonathan Sorbo
1st rd: def Jonathan Olive-Blanco (CAN) 64 36 60
2nd rd: lost to Mark Oljaca (USA) 61 63

Malik Bhatnagar
1st rd: def. Joseph McAllister (USA) 63 62
2nd rd: lost to Marcelo Sepulveda Garza (MEX) 46 64 76 (5)

Jonathan Olive-Blanco 
1st rd: lost to Jonathan Sorbo (CAN) 64 36 60

Daniel Fainblum
1st rd: vs. Tristan McCormick (USA) 76 (4) 60


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12 thoughts on “Canucks This Week – week of Jan. 6, 2018 (Final results)

  1. My gosh…what is happening in Sydney…. All Aussie semifinal between the two brightest stars of that country and the place is empty. Beautiful sunny day in a great facility but where are the people?? Barty has supposedly captured the imagination of the Aussie sports loving public but I just don’t see it. As it stands the women are baling out the men’s tournament which is a total disaster. I am surprised there is no talk of pushing Melbourne back one week so some of the top men would play Sydney (then have the week off). Also then those dreary exhibitions should be prohibited the week of Sydney. As it is, two weeks are not enough, as some players are coming to Melbourne with as little as one match under their belt……
    Steph, could you mention this idea to the ITF and the other power brokers of the game??

    • The priority is not Sydney, it’s Melbourne. That’s like saying they’d push back the US Open so more people show up in Winston-Salem or New Haven.
      The thing about Aussie TV (and even the people running tennis here) is that they don’t find the exhibitions “dreary”. They pretend like they’re actually real tournaments. Sigh.
      They can’t push back the Australian Open, and they won’t. Everyone goes back to school (and often work) the Monday right after it’s over.
      For one thing, they wouldn’t be able to get ballkids.

      Their latest brainstorm is to have a “World Cup” of tennis that might go on as long as 10 days (24 teams, 100 players – all men, of course).
      That would impact Brisbane and Hopman Cup, and probably Sydney, too. And it would be an exhibition.
      So there’s that.

  2. Is my memory failing (more than possible!), or was Nestor supposed to play with Shapo in Auckland?

    • You need to follow @tennislifenews on Twitter. Then you’ll have ALL the latest 🙂
      Your memory is only partly failing.
      Nestor had entered Brisbane with Shapovalov, and also Doha with Oswald. He chose the latter (whether it was that they got in, when he and Shapovalov were next in Brisbane, or Shapovalov decided against playing, I don’t know).
      Nestor was always playing Auckland with Donald Young.
      He’s playing the Australian Open with Jonathan Erlich of Israel.

      • Tks for the clarification. I don’t go in much for social media. Open Court is about the extent of my participation on the web.

  3. Hi,
    How about Rebecca Marino? First tourney back?

    • As far as I know, she’s not eligible to return this week. If you know something different, let me know where you found the information.

      • From Rebecca herself: she expects to be able to be able to play tourneys end of Jan. Training at Jarry Park in Montreal.

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