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5 things you might not know about new Davis Cup captain Frank Dancevic

Dec 01, 2017
written by: Melissa Boyd
written by: Melissa Boyd
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Many of you probably have a favourite Frank Dancevic memory (and a favourite hairstyle!), but how well do you know Canada’s new Davis Cup captain? Let’s find out.

He has two Top 10 wins

Before Milos, Vasek, Denis, and Felix came along, Frank was Canada’s top ranked singles player, peaking at no. 65 in September 2007. He’s posted two Top 10 wins in his career over Andy Roddick and David Nalbandian. He’s reached two ATP 250 finals in Indianapolis and Eastbourne, losing to Dimitry Tursunov on both occasions. Frank also pushed Rafael Nadal to three sets in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in 2007 in front of a raucous Montreal crowd.

He plays his best at Davis Cup

In 2004, Dancevic played Davis Cup hero when he beat Flavio Saretta in the deciding fifth match against Brazil to send Canada into the World Group. In 2013, he put forth one of the most dominant displays in Canadian Davis Cup history when he demolished Marcel Granollers in Vancouver en route to upsetting Spain and reaching the semifinals for the first time in team history later that year.

He holds an ATP record

In 2011, Frank became the first player in ATP history to successfully qualify for all four Grand Slams in the same year.

He’s a new dad

Just days before being named Canada’s Davis Cup captain, Frank and his wife Nikolina welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy named Alexander!

 

His middle name is Russell

Frank Russell Dancevic was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His mother Doris is from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and his father John originates from Apatin, Serbia. Frank also has three younger sisters, including Monika who played NCAA tennis at the University of Georgia until 2009.