February 27, 2024

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MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Canucks This Week – Week ending Feb. 4, 2024 (final results)

A smaller crew on the Canuckian beat this week – and fewer tournaments on the docket, too, as Davis Cup play takes place across the spectrum, not just at the top level.

The Canadians got through the Koreans, who gave them some stressful moments but, ultimately, form prevailed.

The WTA returns. And so does the ATP with a tournament in Montpellier that the two top Canadians, Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, were playing instead of Davis Cup.

Shapovalov was on the nominations list until earlier this week. In the end, he got in with his “regular” ranking and doesn’t have to use a protected. Not judging. If you don’t look out for No. 1, no one else will.

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Davis Cup
Montreal, Canada (World Group Playoff)

CAN vs. KOR – Feb. 2-3, 2024
CAN 3, KOR 1 (Final)

Friday, Feb. 2

#1 Gabriel Diallo (CAN) def #2 Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) 64 64
#2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. #1 Seongchan Hong (KOR) 64 63

Saturday, Feb. 3

Jisung Nam / Minkyu Song (KOR) def Alexis Galarneau / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 64 67 (4) 63
#1 Gabriel Diallo (CAN) def. #1 Seongchan Hong (KOR) 75 46 61
#2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) – not played

 

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Open Sud de France
Montpellier, France (ATP 250)
 

Singles

[3] Félix Auger-Aliassime
1st rd: Bye
2nd rd: def Arthur Cazaux (FRA) 75 26 76 (4)
QF: def [WC] Harold Mayot (FRA) 75 61
SF: lost to [2] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 46 64 64

Denis Shapovalov
1st rd: def Hugo Gaston (FRA) 61 63
2nd rd: lost to [2] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 16 76 (12) 63

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Koblenz Open
Koblenz, Germany (ATP Challenger)
 

Singles qualifying

Steven Diez
1st rd: lost to [ALT] Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 63 62

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Cleveland Open
Cleveland, Ohio (ATP Challenger)
 

Doubles

Benjamin Sigouin / Ezekiel Clark (USA)
1st rd: lost to [4] Matt Kiger / Mitchell Krueger (USA) 76 (3) 16 [10-3]

Singles qualifying

[12] Dan Martin
1st rd: lost to Collin Altamirano (USA) 76 (4) 63

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Georgia’s Rome Tennis Open
Rome, Georgia (ITF $60K)   

Singles

[7] Carol Zhao
1st rd: lost to Robin Anderson (USA) 61 06 64

[8] Stacey Fung
1st rd: def [Q] Kristine Voznyak (UKR) 64 62
2nd rd: def. [JE] Madison Sieg (USA) 63 76 (5)
QF: lost to Liv Hovde (USA) 26 63 63

Singles qualifying

Louise Kwong
1st rd: lost to [1] Alana Smith (USA) 63 62

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Hammamet Open
Hammamet, Tunisia (ITF $25K)   

Doubles

[1] Kelsey Stevenson / Adrian Oetzbach (GER)
1st rd: def Joshua Schaefer (GER) / Ignacio Benzal Alia (ESP) 61 62
QF: def Hernan Oivas Quiroz (MEX) / Noah Perfetti (ITA) 63 60
SF: def [3] Denis Klok (RUS) / Samir Hamza Reguig (ALG) 62 64
F: lost to [2] Corentin Denolly (FRA) / Filip Cristian Jianu (ROU) 63 46 [10-7]

Singles qualifying

[15] Kelsey Stevenson
1st rd: lost to ferdinand Kloesters (GER) 62 63

Renaud G La Rue
1st rd: lost to Ivan Anhelov (UKR) WALKOVER

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Magic Tours by FTT
Monastir, Tunisia (ITF $15K)
   

Singles qualifying

Stefan Frljanic
1st rd: lost to [2] Stuart Parker (GBR) 62 62

Matthias Uwe Kask
1st rd: def [3] Seydina Andre (SEN) 61 63
2nd rd: lost to Michael Krajci (CZE) 62 60

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