Tennis Talk – November 2019

While the WTA and ATP are winding down an eventful season, there is still plenty of Canadian tennis news on our radar! Bianca Andreescu finished at No. 5 in the world rankings after retiring from the WTA Finals and concluding what was a legendary year for the young Grand Slam champion. Andreescu’s coach, Sylvain Bruneau, is confident the powerful phenom will be healthy and ready to return to action come January.

On the men’s side, Denis Shapovalov had an impressive run at the Paris Masters that ended in a finals loss to Novak Djokovic and he has now equaled his career-high ranking of No. 15 in the ATP. Felix Auger-Aliassime finished at No. 21 as the ATP Finals in London continue among the top eight players.

In Davis Cup action, Milos Raonic withdrew from Team Canada with a back injury prior to the November 18th start date. Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil will join Brayden Schnur, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime as Canada battles Italy and the USA in Group F of the David Cup Finals in Madrid.

By Aneesa Heatherington