08 Nov 2012

Two-time 2012 Junior Grand Slam champ on Mexican adventure

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Photo: Susan MullaneFilip Peliwo (CAN)

Canada’s two-time 2012 Junior Grand Slam singles champion, Filip Peliwo, will complete a three week stay in the Central American nation of Mexico next week when he competes in the Futures tournament in Merida.

The 18-year old back-to-back Junior Grand Slam champion - he took the 2012 Wimbledon and US Open titles - is still looking for his first title on the ITF Pro Circuit and came close last week to making a first final appearance when reaching the semifinal only to narrowly lose out to American Chris Wettengel in Cancun.

This week he is in Merida where he is the eighth seed and, at the time of writing, is into the second round having narrowly defeated an American qualifier, Charles Boyce, 76(3) 75 in the opening round.

Peliwo has featured in ten ITF Pro Circuit main draws prior to this week and over the months has seen his 2012 opening ATP singles ranking of 864 improve to a career high of 564 during September; as of the last released rankings he was ranked at 587.

To keep track of how the young Canadian and his fellow competitors fare in Mexico both this week and next, please visit the individual tournament’s pages where results will be uploaded soon after close of play each day.

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