Peter Polansky

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Peter Polansky
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Birthdate June 15, 1988
Birthplace North York, Ontario, Canada
From Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Height 6’0” (1,83m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2007
Best ATP singles ranking No. 110 (June 25, 2018)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 123 (December 10, 2018)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Peter Polansky (born June 15, 1988 in North York, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 110 on June 25, 2018 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 123 on December 10, 2018.

In 2006, Polansky advanced to the final of the junior US Open, becoming, at that time, only the second Canadian in history to reach a Grand Slam final in singles (after Philip Bester who reached the final of the junior French Open earlier that year). In 2010, he reached the second round of the US Open with a victory over the 30th seed Juan Mónaco in straight sets. He lost to James Blake in his next match. Polansky made it to the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 in Canada on five occasions, in 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In 2013, he won his first ATP Challenger singles title at the event in Tiburon. In 2016 in Gatineau, Polansky captured his second Challenger singles title. In 2018, he reached the second round of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells but was defeated by the 20th seed Adrian Mannarino. He won his third ATP Challenger title at the 2018 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby. Also in 2018, he became the first player to enter all four Grand Slams as a lucky loser within the same calendar year. In 2019, Polansky captured the fourth ATP Challenger singles title of his career, winning at the event in Columbus.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 12 (4 titles, 8 runners-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (1–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (3–8)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–7)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2012 Panama City, Panama $35,000 Clay Rogério Dutra da Silva (BRA) 3–6, 0–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2013 Tiburon, United States $100,000 Hard Matthew Ebden (AUS) 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1–2 Nov 2013 Charlottesville, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Michael Russell (USA) 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 1–3 Nov 2013 Knoxville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Tim Smyczek (USA) 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–3 Aug 2016 Gatineau, Canada $75,000 Hard Vincent Millot (FRA) 3–6, 6–4, retired
Loss 2–4 Nov 2016 Knoxville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Michael Mmoh (USA) 5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Loss 2–5 Jul 2017 Winnipeg, Canada $75,000 Hard Blaž Kavčič (SLO) 5–7, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 2–6 Jul 2017 Gatineau, Canada $75,000 Hard Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 2–7 Jul 2017 Granby, Canada $100,000 Hard Blaž Kavčič (SLO) 3–6, 6–2, 5–7
Win 3–7 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada $100,000 Hard Ugo Humbert (FRA) 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 3–8 Nov 2018 Charlottesville, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Tommy Paul (USA) 2–6, 2–6
Win 4–8 Sep 2019 Columbus, United States 80 Series Hard (i) Jeffrey John Wolf (USA) 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 32 (18 titles, 14 runners-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (1–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (3–3)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (14–11)
Titles by surface
Hard (16–9)
Clay (2–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2008 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Alberto Francis (USA)
Nicholas Monroe (USA)
2–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Feb 2011 Burnie, Australia $50,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Marinko Matosevic (AUS)
Jose Rubin Statham (NZL)
6–4, 3–6, [14–12]
Loss 2–1 Jul 2012 Panama City, Panama $35,000 Clay Daniel Kosakowski (USA) Julio César Campozano (ECU)
Alejandro González (COL)
4–6, 5–7
Loss 2–2 May 2013 Tallahassee, United States $50,000 Clay Greg Jones (AUS) Austin Krajicek (USA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA)
6–1, 2–6, [8–10]
Win 3–2 Jul 2013 Granby, Canada (2) $50,000 Hard Érik Chvojka (CAN) Adam El Mihdawy (USA)
Ante Pavić (CRO)
6–4, 6–3
Win 4–2 Jul 2013 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Frank Dancevic (CAN) Bradley Klahn (USA)
Michael Venus (NZL)
7–5, 6–3
Loss 4–3 Nov 2013 Knoxville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Carsten Ball (AUS) Sam Groth (AUS)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
7–6(8–6), 2–6, [7–10]
Loss 4–4 Jun 2014 Prostějov, Czech Republic $125,000 Clay Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Andre Begemann (GER)
Lukáš Rosol (CZE)
1–6, 2–6
Win 5–4 Jul 2014 Manta, Ecuador $40,000 Hard Chase Buchanan (USA) Luis David Martinez (VEN)
Eduardo Struvay (COL)
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–4 Jul 2014 Lexington, United States (2) $50,000 Hard Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Chase Buchanan (USA)
James McGee (IRL)
6–4, 6–2
Win 7–4 Sep 2014 Napa, United States $50,000 Hard Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Bradley Klahn (USA)
Tim Smyczek (USA)
7–6(7–0), 6–1
Loss 7–5 Oct 2014 Sacramento, United States $100,000 Hard Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Adam Hubble (AUS)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
3–6, 2–6
Win 8–5 Jul 2015 Granby, Canada (3) $100,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Enzo Couacaud (FRA)
Luke Saville (AUS)
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
Loss 8–6 Nov 2015 Charlottesville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Chase Buchanan (USA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA)
6–3, 4–6, [5–10]
Win 9–6 Feb 2016 Cuernavaca, Mexico $50,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Marcelo Arévalo (ESA)
Sergio Galdós (PER)
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 10–6 Sep 2016 Cary, United States $50,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Stefan Kozlov (USA)
Austin Krajicek (USA)
6–2, 6–2
Loss 10–7 Sep 2016 Columbus, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Philip Bester (CAN) Miķelis Lībietis (LAT)
Dennis Novikov (USA)
5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Win 11–7 Nov 2016 Knoxville, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
Joris De Loore (BEL)
6–1, 6–3
Loss 11–8 Apr 2017 Sarasota, United States $100,000 Clay Stefan Kozlov (USA) Scott Lipsky (USA)
Jürgen Melzer (AUT)
2–6, 4–6
Win 12–8 May 2017 Savannah, United States $75,000 Clay Neal Skupski (GBR) Luke Bambridge (GBR)
Mitchell Krueger (USA)
4–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Loss 12–9 Sep 2017 Shanghai, China $75,000 Hard Bradley Klahn (USA) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)
Yi Chu-huan (TPE)
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 12–10 Apr 2018 Sarasota, United States $100,000 Clay Christian Harrison (USA) Evan King (USA)
Hunter Reese (USA)
1–6, 2–6
Win 13–10 May 2018 Bordeaux, France $125,000 Clay Bradley Klahn (USA) Guillermo Durán (ARG)
Máximo González (ARG)
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 13–11 Jul 2018 Gatineau, Canada $75,000 Hard Darian King (BAR) Robert Galloway (USA)
Bradley Klahn (USA)
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [8–10]
Win 14–11 Sep 2018 Columbus, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Tommy Paul (USA) Gonzalo Escobar (ECU)
Roberto Quiroz (ECU)
6–3, 6–3
Win 15–11 Jul 2019 Winnipeg, Canada 80 Series Hard Darian King (BAR) Hunter Reese (USA)
Adil Shamasdin (CAN)
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Win 16–11 Oct 2019 Fairfield, United States 100 Series Hard Darian King (BAR) André Göransson (SWE)
Sem Verbeek (NED)
6–4, 3–6, [12–10]
Loss 16–12 Feb 2021 Potchefstroom, South Africa 80 Series Hard Brayden Schnur (CAN) Marc-Andrea Hüsler (SUI)
Zdeněk Kolář (CZE)
4–6, 6–2, [4–10]
Win 17–12 Jun 2021 Orlando, United States 80 Series Hard Christian Harrison (USA) JC Aragone (USA)
Nicolás Barrientos (COL)
6–2, 6–3
Loss 17–13 Jul 2021 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 80 Series Hard Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) Hsu Yu-hsiou (TPE)
Benjamin Lock (ZIM)
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Loss 17–14 Sep 2021 Cary, United States 80 Series Hard Stefan Kozlov (USA) William Blumberg (USA)
Max Schnur (USA)
4–6, 6–1, [4–10]
Win 18–14 Sep 2021 Columbus, United States (2) 80 Series Hard (i) Stefan Kozlov (USA) Andrew Lutschaunig (USA)
James Trotter (JPN)
7–5, 7–6(7–5)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 20 (15 titles, 5 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (2–1)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (8–4)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (5–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (11–4)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2007 El Salvador F1, Santa Tecla $10,000 Clay Jan Stancik (SVK) 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win 2–0 Jan 2007 Guatemala F1, Guatemala City $10,000 Hard John Paul Fruttero (USA) 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 3–0 Feb 2007 Costa Rica F1, San José $10,000 Hard Lester Cook (USA) 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 4–0 Mar 2007 USA F6, McAllen $15,000 Hard Wesley Whitehouse (RSA) 6–3, 6–2
Win 5–0 Jan 2008 Guatemala F1, Guatemala City (2) $10,000 Hard Marcel Felder (URU) 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 6–0 Sep 2011 Canada F7, Markham $15,000 Hard (i) Jesse Levine (USA) 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Win 7–0 Oct 2011 Venezuela F8, Caracas $15,000 Hard Eduardo Struvay (COL) 6–1, 6–3
Win 8–0 Oct 2011 USA F26, Austin $15,000 Hard John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 9–0 Feb 2012 USA F5, Brownsville $15,000 Hard Daniel Cox (GBR) 6–1, 6–3
Loss 9–1 Mar 2012 USA F6, Harlingen $15,000 Hard Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 9–2 Mar 2012 Canada F2, Sherbrooke $15,000 Carpet (i) Stefan Seifert (GER) 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 9–3 Aug 2012 Canada F5, Mississauga $15,000 Hard Danai Udomchoke (THA) 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Win 10–3 Sep 2012 Canada F7, Toronto $15,000 Clay Chase Buchanan (USA) 6–4, 6–4
Loss 10–4 Sep 2012 Canada F9, Markham $15,000 Hard (i) Tennys Sandgren (USA) 4–6, 3–6
Win 11–4 Sep 2013 Canada F7, Toronto (2) $15,000 Clay Jason Jung (USA) 6–1, 6–1
Win 12–4 Sep 2013 Canada F8, Toronto $15,000 Hard Sanam Singh (IND) 6–2, 6–2
Win 13–4 May 2016 USA F16, Tampa $10,000 Clay Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 7–5, 6–3
Win 14–4 Jun 2016 Canada F3, Richmond $25,000 Hard Jason Jung (TPE) 6–1, 6–4
Win 15–4 Jul 2016 Canada F4, Kelowna $25,000 Hard Raymond Sarmiento (USA) 6–2, 6–4
Loss 15–5 Jul 2016 Canada F5, Saskatoon $25,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) 4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–6)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–5)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2005 Canada F3, Montréal $10,000 Hard (i) Adil Shamasdin (CAN) Clay Donato (CAN)
Jesse Levine (USA)
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2007 USA F6, McAllen $15,000 Hard Donald Young (USA) Patrick Briaud (USA)
Lesley Joseph (USA)
5–7, 3–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2011 Canada F7, Markham $15,000 Hard (i) Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Tennys Sandgren (USA)
Rhyne Williams (USA)
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 1–3 Mar 2012 Canada F2, Sherbrooke $15,000 Carpet (i) Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Andrei Dăescu (ROU)
Florin Mergea (ROU)
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [1–10]
Win 2–3 Sep 2012 Canada F7, Toronto $15,000 Clay Carsten Ball (AUS) Sekou Bangoura (USA)
Bjorn Fratangelo (AUS)
6–7(2–7), 6–4, [11–9]
Loss 2–4 Sep 2012 Canada F9, Markham $15,000 Hard (i) Carsten Ball (AUS) Chase Buchanan (USA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA)
2–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 2–5 Mar 2013 Canada F1, Gatineau $15,000 Hard (i) Adam El Mihdawy (USA) Moritz Baumann (GER)
Tim Pütz (GER)
6–7(0–7), 1–6
Loss 2–6 Sep 2013 Canada F7, Toronto $15,000 Clay Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Jean-Yves Aubone (USA)
Sekou Bangoura (USA)
4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–7 Sep 2013 Canada F8, Toronto $15,000 Hard Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Jason Jung (USA)
Evan King (USA)
5–7, 2–6
Win 3–7 Jun 2016 Canada F3, Richmond $25,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Farris Fathi Gosea (GBR)
Tim Kopinski (USA)
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 4–7 Jul 2016 Canada F5, Saskatoon $25,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Christian Lakoseljac (CAN)
David Volfson (CAN)
6–3, 6–2

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2006 US Open Hard Dušan Lojda (CZE) 6–7(4–7), 3–6

Singles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R Q1 Q3 Q3 Q3 Q2 A Q1 1R 1R Q3 Q1 Q2 0 / 3 0–3 0%
French Open A 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R A A Q2 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 A A Q3 1R Q1 NH A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open Q2 1R 2R A Q3 Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 Q3 1R Q2 A Q1 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 10 1–10 9%

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September and after the US Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Doubles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September and after the US Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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