Tennis Canada announced Wednesday the list of players who will participate in the upcoming Winnipeg National Bank Challenger, which offers $54,160 in total prize money. The event will take place from July 8-14, 2019 at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club.
Brayden Schnur, Peter Polansky and Filip Peliwo will lead the contingent of Canadian players in Winnipeg. Schnur will be competing in Winnipeg for the fourth time of his career. The Canadian had a great start to the year, which saw him make a deep run to the final of the ATP 250 event in New York and reach his first Grand Slam main draw at Wimbledon. For his part, Polansky will be making his fourth appearance at the tournament, having reached the final in 2017. Peliwo will be competing in Winnipeg for a third time, having recently reached the final of a Challenger event in Israel. Joining them in the main draw will be Benjamin Sigouin, Alexis Galarneau and Jack Mingjie Lin, who have been awarded three of the four tournament Wild Cards.
“We are very pleased with the lineup of talented players for this year’s tournament,” stated Jared Connell, the Tournament Director in Winnipeg. “This is an exciting time for tennis in Canada as more and more people are following the sport. Our fans will have the opportunity to cheer on not only experienced tour veterans, but also the next generation of young stars, including a number of Canadian talent.”
The Winnipeg National Bank Challenger is the first event in the Canadian swing of tournaments held in the month of July. The tournaments will be followed by events in Gatineau and Granby.
*Feature photo: Dave Mahussier