- Age: 29 (26.09.1984)
- Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
- Residence: Niagara Falls, Canada
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: John Dancevic
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Frank Russell Dancevic...Began playing at age eight and also competed in soccer and hockey before tennis...Father, John, is an engineer and mother, Doris, is a hotel manager...Has three younger sisters, Monika, who plays at University of Georgia, and twins Kristina and Sonja... Enjoys fishing, golf, hockey and hitting the gym...Big fan of Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)...Favourite place is being at home and says "There's no place like it"...A member of Canada's Davis Cup team since 2002 and has a 10-11 career record (8-11 in singles) in 13 ties... One of his biggest wins came in a four-setter in 2003 against Brazilian Flavio Saretta, which lifted Canada into World Group for first time in over a decade...Considers hard courts his favorite surface and strength of game his serve.
2000 – Made Challenger debut with wild card in Granby…Played with doubles wild cards in Granby and at AMS Toronto…2001 – Once again had singles wild card in Granby and doubles wild card at AMS Montreal…
2002 – Made ATP debut as wild card at AMS Toronto (l. to Santoro)…Qualified into Washington D.C. and reached 2nd RD (d. Davydenko, l. to Nieminen)…Made Davis Cup debut in dead rubber against Mexico (l. to Gallardo Valles)…Played in two other ties, going 1-2…Reached first career Futures final in Tampa (l. to De Armas)…Earned first career ATP doubles win at AMS Toronto (w/Nisker)…
2003 – Won Davis Cup rubber against Peru 8-6 in the fifth over Acuna…Also won decisive fifth rubber in World Group qualifying against Brazil (d. Saraetta)…Won titles at Granby (d. Taino) and Lexington (d. Kralert) Challengers…Also reached two Futures finals, claiming one title…Reached 2nd RD at AMS Canada in doubles (w/Larose)…Claimed one Futures doubles title…
2004 – Went 0-4 in Davis Cup singles play…Finalist at Aptos Challenger (l. to Kim)…Finalist in French Futures event (l. to Vico)…Won doubles title at Granby Challenger (w/ Baker)…
2005 – Qualified into three straight ATP events in February, reaching 2nd RD in San Jose and Memphis…Went 2-1 in Davis Cup singles…Finalist at Boston Challenger (l. to Goldstein)…In doubles, reached QF in Newport (w/ Reynolds)…Doubles finalist at Granby Challenger (w/Bester)...
2006-- Became first Canadian to finish in Top 100 since Daniel Nestor in 1999...Compiled a 32-13 record in Challengers with a pair of titles to propel himself into Top 100...Opened season with title in Waikoloa Challenger (d. Lu) and followed with final at Besancon Challenger (l. to Mahut) and SF in Cherbourg (l. to Faurel)...Was winless in two Davis Cup rubbers against Mexico...Reached SF at San Luis Potosi Challenger (l. to Eitzinger)...In May, reached final at Atlanta Challenger (l. to Hartfield)...On grass, qualified at Queen’s and reached 2nd RD with over Carlsen before falling to Roddick in three sets...Made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon (l. to Stepanek)...In July, won Granby Challenger on home soil (d. Clemens)...Title vaulted him into Top 100 for first time...Reached 2nd RD at AMS Toronto with win over countryman Polansky before falling to Nieminen...Late in year reached 2nd RD in Bangkok, Tokyo and Stockholm...Teamed with Nestor for doubles win in tie against Venezuela...
2007--The top Canadian for third time in four years reached his first ATP final and finished in Top 100 for second straight season at No. 73…Achieved personal-best record of 18-19 and career-high ranking of No. 65 on Sept. 10…Made Australian Open debut and posted first career Grand Slam match win, defeating Hanescu in straight sets to reach 2nd RD (l. to Hewitt)…Also reached 2nd RD at Wimbledon (d. Koubek, l. to Nalbandian)…Turned in best results during summer hard court season, compiling 7-3 record…Defeated No. 5 Roddick in Indianapolis SF to register first career Top 10 victory and reach first ATP final (l. to Tursunov)…Followed with first career AMS QF, in home country tournament in Montreal (l. to Nadal), and made US Open debut as qualifier (l. to Safin)…Fired 35 aces and saved one match point in 1st RD win in Stockholm (d. Wessels)...Finished with records of 12-13 on hard, 3-3 on grass and 3-2 on carpet…Also finished as runner-up at Bermuda Challenger in April (l. to Zabaleta)…In doubles, reached first ATP final in Tokyo (w/Huss)…Earned a career-high $287,895...
2008 -- Won Surbiton Challenger (d. Anderson) and runner-up in Lubbock (l. to Isner) and best ATP World Tour result was SF in Newport (l .to Amritaj)...
2009 -- After only winning one ATP main draw match in the first six months of the year, the top Canadian reached his second ATP World Tour final on grass at Eastbourne – where he qualified into the main draw before finishing runner-up to World No. 27 Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets...Bounced back from first-round exits at Wimbledon (l. to Darcis) and Newport (l. to Stakhovsky) with a run to the semi-finals in Indianapolis, where he lost to No. 3 seed Sam Querrey...
2010 -- SF at Granby and Rennes Challengers...
2011 -- Three SF in Challengers...
2012 -- Won Dallas-2 Challenger (d. Andreev) and runner-up at Tallahassee (l. to Smyczek) and SF in Vancouver...
The Canadian has compiled his best results in Challenger play while helping his country into Davis Cup SF for first time (vs Serbia in Sept.)...
Has a 17-9 record in Challengers, winning title on home soil (d. Lacko) in July. Also SF in Dallas and QF in Heilbronn, Tallahassee and Vancouver...
In 1R Davis Cup tie vs Spain, won second match over No. 34 Marcel Granollers in straight sets to give Canada 2-0 lead after opening day (lost dead rubber)...
Prior to US Open, his only ATP World Tour match win came at ATP Masters 1000 Montreal where he defeated Yen-Hsun Lu...
Lost in qualifying at three previous Grand Slam tournaments: 1R at Australian Open (l. to Brands), final round at Roland Garros (l. to Pospisil) and 2R at Wimbledon (l. to Wang)...
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