Peliwo captures second grand slam of 2012 at the US Open
September 9, 2012 · Print This Article
PELIWO CAPTURES SECOND GRAND SLAM OF 2012 AT THE U.S. OPEN
Montreal, September 9, 2012 – Filip Peliwo (Vancouver, BC) won his second Grand Slam singles title of the season on Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The 18-year-old Canadian completed his junior career with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Liam Broady of Great Britain to give him a second junior Major singles crown in 2012 after making Canadian tennis history along with Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) at Wimbledon this summer. The win is Peliwo’s first over Broady in three tries. On Saturday, he became the first player since Mark Kratzmann of Australia in 1984 to reach all four junior Grand Slam junior boys’ singles finals in the same year at the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. By capturing the title in Flushing Meadows, Peliwo also becomes the first boy since Grigor Dimitrov in 2008 to win the Wimbledon and U.S. Open junior singles titles in the same year.
Peliwo will once again be ranked No. 1 in the world on Monday. He also occupied the top spot on the world junior rankings after being crowned champion at Wimbledon. Peliwo will be in Montreal this week to serve as a practice partner for the Miele Canadian Davis Cup team who are preparing for their World Group playoff tie against South Africa next weekend at Uniprix Stadium.