Frank Dancevic had his 19-match win streak come to a halt on Sunday, as he was defeated by No. 2 seed Sanam Singh of India 6-4, 6-2 in the $15,000 Mayfair Futures final at Mayfair Parkway in Markham, Ont.
Both players entered the final without losing a set all week, and Singh ended up being the better player on the day. He was stronger in all serving statistics, ultimately going five-for-eight on break chance opportunities as opposed to Dancevic’s two-for-seven. Singh clinched the triumph in 65 minutes.
It was a flip of the result from the Tevlin Futures final at Aviva Centre a week ago, which world No. 220 and top seed Dancevic captured over Singh by a score of 6-3, 6-2.
For Singh, it is his ninth career ITF Pro Circuit singles title and second on the season following a victory at the Futures event in Wichita, Kansas in July. The 27-year-old is currently ranked world No. 329, not far off his career-high of No. 293 from December 2012.
Despite ending on a loss, Dancevic – who turned 31 on Saturday – has enjoyed a dominant September. He clinched three titles in the last four weeks – at the Tevlin Futures, Donalda Futures, and Calgary Futures. Those three trophies were won on outdoor hard court, outdoor clay, and indoor hard court.
The Canadian Davis Cup veteran, who will have climbed over 75 spots in the rankings thanks to his run in Canada, will now turn his attention to the ATP Challenger circuit.