Canadian Players at the 2009 Rogers Cup

Blinkism

Legend
Hello, posters and fellow Canucks!

I just thought I'd start a thread to keep track of Canadian progress at the Canada Masters/Rogers Cup in Montreal currently ongoing.

We've got 2 Canadians in the second round, so far, and the first Canadian player to qualify for the main draw since 1988. (Milos Raonic - for more info, check out this thread "18 year old Canadian world number 691 qualifies for Montreal")

Hopefully, it will be a good year for Canadian players at the Rogers Cup!
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Day 1 Canadian Action
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SINGLES

Frederic Niemeyer (Canada) defeats Igor Kunitsyn (Russia) 7-5, 6-1 - will meet #1 seed Roger Federer in the second round.

Peter Polansky (Canada) defeats Bruno Agostinelli (Canada) 6-3, 7-6 - will meet #4 seed Novak Djokovic in the second round.

Coming up later--
Frank Dancevic (Canada) vs. Gilles Simon (France)
Milos Raonic (Canada) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (Chile)

DOUBLES
Coming up later--
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (Canada)/Frank Dancevic (Canada) vs. Kunitsyn (Russia)/Davydenko (Russia) - 1st Round

Daniel Nestor (Canada)/Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) vs. Ferrer (Spain)/Robredo (Spain) - 2nd Round



Cheers!
 
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go bruno!!... i watched him play at the lexington challenger and loved his game. Plus he played for U.K. and I live in Kentucky so i have to root for him.
 

Dimitrov_Fan

New User
i heard agostinelli and polansky are doubles partners so it must be interesting for them to play each other first round

theyre back now after the rain delay
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Watch Agostinelli's 1HBH irrespective of result. Thing of beauty, a la Guga, perhaps.
 
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Blinkism

Legend
Polansky just defeated Agostinelli 6-3, 7-6

Good game from both guys, hope to see more of Bruno in the future.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Hello, posters and fellow Canucks!

I just thought I'd start a thread to keep track of Canadian progress at the Canada Masters/Rogers Cup in Montreal currently ongoing.

We've got 2 Canadians in the second round, so far, and the first Canadian player to qualify for the main draw since 1988. (Milos Raonic - for more info, check out this thread "18 year old Canadian world number 691 qualifies for Montreal")

Hopefully, it will be a good year for Canadian players at the Rogers Cup!
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Day 1 Canadian Action
----------------------
SINGLES

Frederic Niemeyer (Canada) defeats Igor Kunitsyn (Russia) 7-5, 6-1 - will meet #1 seed Roger Federer in the second round.

Peter Polansky (Canada) defeats Bruno Agostinelli (Canada) 6-3, 7-6 - will meet #4 seed Novak Djokovic in the second round.

Coming up later--
Frank Dancevic (Canada) vs. Gilles Simon (France)
Milos Raonic (Canada) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (Chile)

DOUBLES
Coming up later--
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (Canada)/Frank Dancevic (Canada) vs. Kunitsyn (Russia)/Davydenko (Russia) - 1st Round

Daniel Nestor (Canada)/Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) vs. Ferrer (Spain)/Robredo (Spain) - 2nd Round



Cheers!
I had no idea you were from Canadia - good luck to all your guys, especially the kid.
 

Blinkism

Legend
Also, Jesse Levine is from Canada (although he represents the states internationally) so best of luck to him!
 

pabletion

Hall of Fame
Im rootin for my boy Polansky, got to seee him play online today, and I became a fan after watching him play here in GUatemala winning the 2007 and 2008 Futures. Man his game is taking off now, what a fh that guy has.

Its gonna be fun finally watching him play againts a big daugh like Djokovic tomorrow (tomorrow, is it?).
 
This thread will be toast in a day or two; Canadian players don't have it; I find it upsetting how large our country is and there are no consistent or driven players, I think it stems from the upbringing kids have here, tennis simply isn't a Canadian sport, you're an outcast if you choose tennis here. Dancevic can have moments of brilliance (ie. vs. Ancic) but can't keep that fire lit; I don't see any real desire to win in his eyes, he always seems content having made it to the first round to play there, they usually interview him and when he gives his loss speech you don't get any sense of loss from him, I don't think he expects any more from himself. I will not support any player who does not have self-belief and is not fighting for it, even if they are from my country. I'll be shocked if any Canadians make it past 2nd round; sometimes they get lucky and win first rounds, but not often. Sorry, I expect better!
 

Deuce

Banned
This thread will be toast in a day or two; Canadian players don't have it; I find it upsetting how large our country is and there are no consistent or driven players, I think it stems from the upbringing kids have here, tennis simply isn't a Canadian sport, you're an outcast if you choose tennis here. Dancevic can have moments of brilliance (ie. vs. Ancic) but can't keep that fire lit; I don't see any real desire to win in his eyes, he always seems content having made it to the first round to play there, they usually interview him and when he gives his loss speech you don't get any sense of loss from him, I don't think he expects any more from himself. I will not support any player who does not have self-belief and is not fighting for it, even if they are from my country. I'll be shocked if any Canadians make it past 2nd round; sometimes they get lucky and win first rounds, but not often. Sorry, I expect better!
I agree with you...

... but why did you wait until all the Canadians were eliminated before the 3rd round before predicting that no Canadian would make it to the 3rd round?
 
So, all Canadians went out with a bang!

Niemeyer could hold against Federer long enough, Polansky had a chance in both sets against Djokovic and Raonic almost beat Gonzo. Good job considering they were very low-ranked players against top seeds.

Only Dancevic underperformed badly.

Good job anyway. Grretings from Alberta!
 

DunlopDood

Semi-Pro
I wonder why Phil Bester didn't get a wild card? I mean they give one to old man Niemayer and not to one of the most promising talents in this country? I saw this guy play Marcos Baghdatis at the Vancouver Open Challenger and he looked outstanding, only losing 7-5 in the third. In the post match interview Baghdatis compared Bester to a young Roger Federer. I think his lack of results are due to his lack of confidence, but I believe this result will go a long way to helping him in his development. I also think that if Phil can put on some muscle it will help his gorgeous one hander even more.
 

Deuce

Banned
I wonder why Phil Bester didn't get a wild card? I mean they give one to old man Niemayer and not to one of the most promising talents in this country? I saw this guy play Marcos Baghdatis at the Vancouver Open Challenger and he looked outstanding, only losing 7-5 in the third. In the post match interview Baghdatis compared Bester to a young Roger Federer. I think his lack of results are due to his lack of confidence, but I believe this result will go a long way to helping him in his development. I also think that if Phil can put on some muscle it will help his gorgeous one hander even more.
The wildcard to Niemayer was justified. It was his last Masters tournament, pretty much his hometown, etc.
And he certainly didn't embarrass himself.

I'm sure Bester could have got a wildcard for the qualifying if he wanted one. My guess is that he simply didn't want it.
 

Megi

New User
Bester is in Montreal as a practise partner.

And Niemeyer did the most he could of the WC he was given. Totally justified and worth it, IMO.
 
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