10 May 2017

Spotlight On... Filip Peliwo - April 2017


By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Philippe BuissinBEL v CAN

April 2017


Filip Peliwo
(30 January 1994)

Played: 4 tournaments (3 singles titles)

Won: 34 Sets              Lost: 6 Sets
Won: 232 Games                Lost: 130 Games

Also competed in four doubles events (1 title)



Filip Peliwo, 23, took to the courts at four tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt during April where he claimed his first three singles titles of 2017.

The junior World Champion of 2012, a year in which he also reached the singles final of all four junior Grand Slam tournaments, winning at Wimbledon and the US Open, has now won the last six finals in which he has featured, a run stretching back to late January 2015.

The first of his titles this month came with a victory over Aldin Setkic with whom he had partnered to his only doubles title of the month the day prior to the pair taking to the court to contest the singles final.

Peliwo would team up with a different player in each over the following three weeks with the partnership with Vladyslav Orlov coming the closest to repeating his title win alongside Setkic when losing on a match tiebreaker in the final at the end of the month.

In the second of his four tournaments this month, Peliwo would progress as far as the singles quarterfinal where two tiebreaker losses to Gleb Sakharov, the second seed he had defeated in round one the previous week where the Frenchman had been top seed, brought about an end to his involvement in that competition.

Peliwo returned to winning ways, however, in his next two singles events, dropping just the one set en route to adding a further two singles titles to his collection to bring the 2015 Davis Cup player up to seven career titles from eleven singles final appearances on the ITF Pro Circuit.