Filip Peliwo

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Filip Peliwo
Filip Peliwo at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports)  Canada
Residence Paris, France
Born (1994-01-30) January 30, 1994 (age 21)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Nicolas Copin
Prize money $116,542
Career record 2–6 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 223 (April 28, 2014)
Current ranking No. 386 (November 23, 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2014)
Wimbledon Q2 (2013)
Career record 0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 466 (November 23, 2015)
Current ranking No. 466 (November 23, 2015)
Last updated on: November 23, 2015.

Filip Peliwo (born January 30, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player. Peliwo became the first Canadian male and second Canadian ever to win a Grand Slam in singles at any level with his 2012 Wimbledon boys' title win.[1] This was Canada's second Grand Slam title in two days, one day after Eugenie Bouchard's.[2] With the victory, Peliwo reached the No. 1 combined junior world ranking in July 2012, the first time a Canadian has been top ranked.[2] He won his second straight junior Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open. Peliwo was also runner-up in the boys singles events at the 2012 Australian Open and French Open.

Early life[edit]

Peliwo was born in Vancouver to Polish parents Mark and Monika. He played his early tennis through his teens at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver BC, but now trains in Montreal at the National Training Centre. He is the only one of three siblings not born in Poland.[3]

Tennis career[edit]


Peliwo reached the semifinals of the Orange Bowl in December 2011.[4] At the beginning of 2012, he won the Grade 1 tournament in Traralgon, Australia after beating junior world No. 1 Luke Saville.[5] He then reached the final of the junior Australian Open, where he lost to Saville.[6] He reached his second straight Grand Slam final at the French Open, but lost this time to Kimmer Coppejans. After reaching his third Grand Slam final in a row in 2012 at Wimbledon, Peliwo won his first Grand Slam junior title there with a win over defending champion Luke Saville.[1] He became the second Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam singles title, following Eugenie Bouchard who the day before won the Wimbledon girls' title.[7] Peliwo reached his fourth straight junior Grand Slam final at the US Open, where he defeated Liam Broady to win his second Grand Slam title.[8]

As a junior he compiled a singles win/loss record of 92–44.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: F (2012)
French Open: F (2012)
Wimbledon: W (2012)
US Open: W (2012)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: QF (2012)
French Open: 1R (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon: QF (2012)
US Open: 2R (2012)


Filip Peliwo in action during the 2012 junior US Open

In March, Peliwo reached his first professional semifinal at the ATP Challenger in Rimouski, where he lost to compatriot Vasek Pospisil.[9] In late August, Peliwo also reached the semifinals of the ITF Futures in Winnipeg, and the doubles final as well.[10] He turned full-time professional in September, following his victory at the junior US Open.[11] In November, Peliwo reached his first professional singles final at the ITF Futures in Mérida, but lost to fellow 18-year-old Lucas Pouille.[12]


In May, Peliwo reached his second doubles final but lost again, this time at the Futures in Heraklion to Joshua Milton and Andrew Whittington.[13] He made it to his second singles final a week later at the Marathon Futures, but was defeated in three sets by Michal Konečný.[14] As the 2012 junior champion, Peliwo was awarded a wildcard for the qualifying draw at Wimbledon. He defeated world no. 178 Bradley Klahn in the first round, but was eliminated by the sixth seed Denis Kudla in the next round. Peliwo reached the quarterfinals of the Challenger de Granby in July.[15] The following week in Lexington, he made it to the second ATP Challenger semifinal of his career, where he was defeated by James Ward.[16]

At the Masters 1000 Rogers Cup at the beginning of August, Peliwo was granted a wildcard into the main draw, his first appearance at an ATP Tour tournament. He scored an upset with a three-set win over world No. 39 Jarkko Nieminen in the first round when Nieminen retired at 1–3 in the third set.[17] He was defeated in the next round by world No. 66 Denis Istomin in three sets.[18] He made it to the doubles final for the second straight year at the Futures in Winnipeg, but lost once again.[19] In late September, Peliwo won his first pro title at the Futures in Markham when compatriot Philip Bester gave him a walkover in the final.[20]


In March, Peliwo reached the fourth professional doubles final of his career at the Futures in Gatineau. He was defeated, with compatriot Kamil Pajkowski, by Edward Corrie and Daniel Smethurst.[21] At the Grand Prix Hassan II in April, Peliwo successfully made it through three rounds of qualifying for the first time to get a spot in an ATP tournament main draw without the use of a wildcard. He defeated world no. 80 Filippo Volandri in his opening match, but was stopped in three sets by world no. 43 Federico Delbonis in the next round.[22] In May, he reached the semifinals in doubles of the Samarkand Challenger.[23] At the end of June, Peliwo reached his first singles final of the season at the Futures in Richmond where he was defeated by Dennis Novikov in three sets.[24] At the Futures in Kelowna a week later, Peliwo made it to a second straight singles final but was this time defeated by Benjamin Mitchell.[25] In July, he was awarded a wildcard in the main draw of the Citi Open but lost to Lukáš Lacko in the opening round.[26] In September, Peliwo reached the doubles final of the Futures in Markham where he was defeated by Matt Seeberger and Rudolf Siwy.[27]


In February, Peliwo captured his second pro singles title at the Futures in Feucherolles with a straight sets victory over Antal van der Duim.[28] Two weeks later, he won his first professional doubles title after defeating Hiroyasu Ehara and Takashi Saito with partner Pietro Licciardi in the final.[29] In August, Peliwo was awarded a wildcard for the Rogers Cup singles main draw where he was defeated by World No. 60 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the opening round in three sets.[30] In October, he won the doubles title at the ITF Futures in Rodez with Fabien Reboul.[31]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (3–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. November 18, 2012 Mexico F14, Mérida Hard France Lucas Pouille 3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 2. May 12, 2013 Greece F6, Marathon Hard Czech Republic Michal Konečný 7–5, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 1. September 22, 2013 Canada F9, Markham Hard (i) Canada Philip Bester walkover
Runner–up 3. June 29, 2014 Canada F3, Richmond Hard United States Dennis Novikov 6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. July 6, 2014 Canada F4, Kelowna Hard Australia Benjamin Mitchell 3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 2. February 1, 2015 France F3, Feucherolles Hard (i) Netherlands Antal van der Duim 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. November 14, 2015 Great Britain F11, Bath Hard (i) Germany Mats Moraing 2–6, 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (2–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. August 26, 2012 Canada F6, Winnipeg Hard Canada Milan Pokrajac Japan Yuichi Ito
Croatia Ante Pavić
6–3, 3–6, [18–20]
Runner–up 2. May 4, 2013 Greece F5, Heraklion Hard Canada Hugo Di Feo United Kingdom Joshua Milton
Australia Andrew Whittington
6–2, 3–6, [7–10]
Runner–up 3. August 23, 2013 Canada F6, Winnipeg Hard Australia David Sofaer Croatia Ante Pavić
Canada Milan Pokrajac
0–6, 6–4, [11–13]
Runner–up 4. March 8, 2014 Canada F1, Gatineau Hard (i) Canada Kamil Pajkowski United Kingdom Edward Corrie
United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Runner–up 5. September 19, 2014 Canada F11, Markham Hard (i) Israel Daniel Skripnik United States Matt Seeberger
Czech Republic Rudolf Siwy
2–6, 3–6
Winner 1. February 15, 2015 Tunisia F5, Port El Kantaoui Hard Italy Pietro Licciardi Japan Hiroyasu Ehara
Japan Takashi Saito
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2. October 23, 2015 France F23, Rodez Hard (i) France Fabien Reboul France Jonathan Eysseric
France Tom Jomby
6–7(2–7), 6–4, [10–4]
Runner–up 6. November 13, 2015 Great Britain F11, Bath Hard (i) Republic of Ireland Sam Barry United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool
United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
4–6, 6–3, [2–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 2012 Australian Open Hard Australia Luke Saville 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner–up 2012 French Open Clay Belgium Kimmer Coppejans 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Wimbledon Grass Australia Luke Saville 7–5, 6–4
Winner 2012 US Open Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady 6–2, 2–6, 7–5


2012 – ITF Junior World Champion


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Preceded by
Czech Republic Jiří Veselý
ITF Junior World Champion
Succeeded by
Germany Alexander Zverev