Who Are Canada’s No.1 Male And Female Tennis Players Ahead of 2023 Australian Open?

All eyes turn to the blockbuster 2023 Australian Open starting January 16 – with the world’s tennis titans preparing to jet across to Melbourne in hope of silverware glory. 

Has a Canadian ever won the Australian Open? The closest Canada has come to securing silverware down under was in 2016 when Milos Raonic reached the semi-finals. 

But who are the No.1 male and female Canadian tennis players on tour going into the Australian Open and do they have a chance of winning it? Find out below with SinkorSwimSports’ full breakdown.

Denis Shapovalov at the US Open 2022
Denis Shapovalov at the US Open 2022

How Have Canadians Fared In The Past At The Australian Open?

Milos Raonic crashed the Australian Open party in 2016 as he beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a lung-busting four-set thriller to cement a maiden Canadian semi-final appearance in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Eugenie Bouchard also reached the semi-finals in Melbourne as she rallied from behind dismantling Anna Ivanovic 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in a war of attrition. 

Who Is The Men’s Canadian No.1 Tennis Player? 

Montreal-born Felix Auger Aliassime holds the prestigious title of Canada’s men’s no.1 with friend and fellow Davis Cup winner Denis Shapovalov nipping at his heels. 

Most recently, Aliassime got the better of Alex de Minaur at the 2022 Davis cup while Shapovalov dispatched Thanasi Kokkinakis securing a long-overdue Davis Cup win. 

Who Is The Women’s Canadian No.1 Tennis Player? 

In the women’s department, Montreal-born Leylah Fernandez is the women’s Canadian no.1. A US Open finalist in 2021 and Roland Garros quarter-finalist in 2022, Fernandez is knocking on the door of a major title.

Fellow countryman Bianca Andreescu is the second highest-ranked Canadian woman in the WTA rankings, with a US Open title under her belt.

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