Peter Polansky turned pro in 2006 and has a career high ATP World Tour ranking of 122nd, achieved in September 2014. He has 13 career singles tournament victories (12 ITF Futures, one ATP Challenger) for earnings of more than $600,000, highlighted by four wins in 2007 and three wins each in 2011 and 2013. Over the course of his career, Polansky has qualified for the main draws at the Australian, French and US Opens. His best finish in a Grand Slam event was making the second round of the 2010 US Open. In August 2010 he was given a wild card entry for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto where he beat then-world number 15 Jurgen Melzer in the first round. It was the first win by a Canadian against a top 15 opponent in Toronto since 2003. Polansky was part of the Davis Cup team that lost to Japan in the World Group First Round in February 2014. He had previously played in Canada’s World Group Playoff victory over Israel in September 2011.
Family: Mother Beata Polansky… Older sister Nicole… Getting into the Sport: Started playing tennis at age 6… His father played recreationally and got him involved… Outside Interests: Studying part time online at Ryerson University… Enjoys watching TV and movies, computers, and computer programming…
Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “If you’re not first, you’re last”… Role models include Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for their leadership… Nickname: Petey… In April 2006 Polansky sleep-walked through a glass window in Mexico and fell three stories; didn’t break any bones but suffered a cut through the muscle in his left calf that required more than 400 stitches; spent two months in wheelchair but was back hitting balls just a month later…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
ATP 1000: 2014 – 2nd Rd (Canada), 1st Rd (Indian Wells); 2013 1st Rd (Canada); 2012 – 1st Rd (Canada); 2010 – 2nd Rd (Canada); 2009 – 2nd Rd (Canada); 2008 – 1st Rd (Canada); 2007 – 1st Rd (Canada); 2006 – 1st Rd (Canada)
Australian Open: 2009 – 1st Rd
French Open: 2014 – 1st Rd; 2009 – 1st Rd
US Open: 2010 – 2nd Rd; 2009 – 1st Rd