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The men's wildcards in the singles draw of Rogers Cup were announced today with Canadians Frank Dancevic, Peter Polansky and Vasek Pospisil receiving entry into the main draw of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. They join world No. 23 Milos Raonic, whose ranking gave him an automatic entry into the tournament, to make a total of four Canadians in the singles main draw. They could later be joined by other Canadians as well, as four of the country's competitors will take part in the qualifying tournament.
Dancevic, 27, was enjoying great results in 2012 before a back injury interrupted his momentum earlier this season. He captured the $125K Dallas Challenger in March as a qualifier, defeating world No. 24 Marin Cilic en route, and also reached the final of the $50K Tallahassee event. The 2007 Rogers Cup quarter-finalist will be making his 10th appearance at Canada's Masters 1000 event.
Polansky, 24, is coming into Rogers Cup at his career-high ranking of No. 155 in the world, which he accomplished in part due to an appearance in his first Challenger final at the $35K Panama City tournament just a couple weeks ago. The last time he played in Toronto in 2010, Polansky advanced into the second round following an opening victory over world No. 15 Jurgen Melzer.
Pospisil, 22, will be returning to Canada to compete in Rogers Cup after making his first Olympic Games appearance this week in London. He hit his career-high world ranking of No. 85 last Monday after winning the $50K Granby Challenger in Quebec. He secured his first ATP World Tour main draw victory at Rogers Cup last year, when he beat world No. 22 Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round.
The wildcards also have been decided for the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank qualifying tournament, which takes place August 4-5 at Rexall Centre in Toronto. Erik Chvojka (Montreal), Steven Diez (Toronto), Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (Sainte-Foy, Que.) and Filip Peliwo (North Vancouver) were given places into the qualifying draw and will battle for one of six spots in the main draw. Chvojka and Duclos have each previously made one main draw appearance at Rogers Cup, while both Diez and Peliwo have yet to play in the tournament's main draw.
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will take place from August 4-12 at Rexall Centre in Toronto.
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