The organizers of the National Bank Championships in Granby granted passes to the primary draw to a number of Canadian gamers, together with Rebecca Marino and Quebecer Gabriel Diallo, on Friday.
Tennis Saint-Luc will welcome athletes from August 20 to 28, for a WTA 250 class occasion and a stage of the ATP Challenger circuit.
Vancouver’s Marino will lead Canada within the ladies’s portion of the event, rating 113th on the earth rankings. She might be joined in the primary draw by 15-year-old Ontario native Victoria Mboko, who has been inflicting a stir on the ITF circuit currently.
We additionally count on the presence of the tenth racket on the earth in Granby, the Russian Daria Kasatkina, who acquired a bye within the first spherical. She might be among the many headliners within the firm of the finalist of the National Bank Open in Toronto, the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (sixteenth).
In all, greater than twenty gamers from the highest 100 have confirmed that they are going to be in Estrie.
Among the boys, Diallo might be accompanied by his compatriots Juan Carlos Aguilar and Marko Stakusic. The slender 20-year-old Montrealer not too long ago gained his first match in a Challenger event in Vancouver on Monday.
The draw for the draw will happen on Friday at 5 p.m. and the competitors will start on Sunday. Fans might be in a position to make the most of Saturday’s open day to attend the qualifying matches freed from cost.
“It’s for followers who do not all the time have the prospect to go and see video games in Montreal or Toronto and, even being within the stadium, they discover themselves at degree 300. There, they’ll see that it is a utterly completely different expertise than attending video games in Granby in a small 1,000-seat stadium. We are caught on the sport, on the athletes, we meet them in every single place on the positioning. It’s very pleasant, “mentioned in an interview with TVA Nouvelles the senior vice-president of Tennis Canada, Eugène Lapierre.
– with info from Anick Berger, TVA Nouvelles