Photo : Gyles Dias
The Drummondville National Bank Challenger in Quebec is underway this week, marking the final professional event of the year to take place in Canada.
With several Canadians participating in the event, they’ll look to capture one last trophy on home soil.
Multiple Canadians have won events on home soil lately — including Liam Draxl’s first ATP win in Calgary this past Sunday and Justin Boulais’ victory in Edmonton a week prior — and will look to keep the streak alive before the 2023 season ends.
Draxl and Boulais are taking part in the Drummondville National Bank Challenger and are accompanied by a slew of other Canadians looking to walk away with a big victory.
In the singles draw, Steven Diez, who’s playing Draxl in the opening round, Alexis Galarneau, Juan Carlos Aguilar, and Dan Martin will attempt to fend off their respective opponents in their quest for glory in Drummondville.
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Gabriel Diallo is also listed in the singles draw, but an injury sustained during the Calgary National Bank Challenger kept him from playing in that event’s semifinals.
Some of the players in the singles draw will also participate in the doubles draw. Draxl is teaming up with Brit Giles Hussey while Aguilar will pair up with Trey Hilderbrand of the United States. Steven Diez found a partner in Maks Kasnikowski of Poland.
There are two all-Canadian duos in the draw as well. Forming the first team are Sid Donarski and Eloi Roux. The second team will consist of Martin and Nicaise Muamba.
Qualifiers began on Sunday, Nov. 12 and the first round begins on Monday, Nov. 13. To watch the Drummondville National Bank Challenger, click here.