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  • Writer's pictureMike Czerwinski

A New Canadian Star with a breakthrough performance at the New York Open

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

·  On Sunday, Brayden Schnur defeated 17-year-old Long Island native Cannon Kingsley in the opening round of qualifying.

·  On Monday, he reached a career-high No. 154 in the ATP Rankings and beat Alexei Popyrin to qualify.

·  On Tuesday, he earned the first ATP Tour win of his career over countryman and Columbia University sophomore Jack Mingjie Lin.

·  On Wednesday, he rallied from 5-2 down in the third set and saved two match points to beat No. 3 seed Steve Johnson.

·  On Thursday, he went to sleep at 3:30 am after his win over Johnson finished Wednesday at 11:37 pm.

·  On Friday, he hit 24 aces and held in all 18 of his service games to defeat Paolo Lorenzi 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 7-5.

·  On Saturday, he saved five set points in the first set of 7-6(7) 4-6 6-3 victory over No. 6 seed Sam Querrey.

·  In Sunday’s final, he overcame a slow start and barely lost to Reilly Opelka, the 6’11” American giant 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(7). If you enjoy great serving and superb shot making, the following highlight video is made for you!

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