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Tennis Canada Fan Gala 2018: Funniest Moment of the Year

Dec 14, 2018
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

As part of its 2018 Fan Awards Gala, Tennis Canada wants you to vote for your best and favourite moments of the year from December 10 to 15. Most touching moment of the season? The best rivalry of the year? YOU get to decide!

Here are the finalists for “Funniest Moment of the Year”…

1. Denis “Shapovalov” mispronounced in Brisbane

It’s no secret that people have been mispronouncing Denis’ last name for a long time, but this in-house announcer’s attempt in Brisbane this year definitely takes the cake…

At least Shapovalov himself found it pretty funny!

And in case you’re still unsure of the correct pronounciation, let Denis help you :

2.Peter Polansky, four times a lucky loser

In 2018, Peter Polansky managed to enter the main draw of each Grand Slam as a lucky loser after losing his final match in qualifying. A first in tennis history!

Even Peter couldn’t believe it!

Before Polansky, a player had never even been a lucky loser three times at the Majors in the same year.

“I am the greatest lucky loser of all time,” Polansky joked.

3. Félix Auger-Aliassime’s initiation at Davis Cup

It’s a tradition… each Canadian Davis Cup rookie is put through an initation. And Félix is the most recent victim!

His teammates made him three points in practice against Daniel Nestor… in his underwear!

Félix is going to remember that one for a long time!

4. Denis Shapovalov and… his bananas!

It’s a well-known fact that tennis players like to eat bananas during changeovers for energy. At least when they can peel them!

If you missed Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open in January, you also missed this funny moment:

When Denis can’t help but laugh at himself, neither can we!

So, who gets your vote for Funniest Moment of the Year?

Check back tomorrow as we reveal the final awards category of the Tennis Canada Fan Awards Gala!

And don’t forget to check out:

Monday’s Fan Gala category, Match of the Year.
Tuesday’s Fan Gala category, Rivalry of the Year.
Wednesday’s Fan Gala category, Most Touching Moment of the Year.