Sai Praneeth B., men’s singles winner in 2016, has been promoted from the qualifying list to the YONEX Canada Open 2023 main draw following the withdrawal of reigning champion Alex Lanier.
The 30-year-old will take on Ygor Coelho, himself a replacement for Guatemalan Kevin Cordon, in the opening round.
Men’s singles top seed Viktor Axelsen has also pulled out to focus on recovery after winning the European Games gold in Tarnow, Poland on Sunday. The world No.1 Dane will be replaced by Arnaud Merkle.
The following players have also been promoted.
- Mads Christophersen (in place of Rasmus Gemke)
- Polina Buhrova (Clara Azurmendi)
- Vivien Sandorhazi (Tasnim Mir)
- Rachel Chan (Aya Ohori)
- Jenjira Stadelmann (Nozomi Okuhara)
- Amalie Schulz (Qi Xuefei)
- Lam Wai Lok/Lap Kan Kern Pong (Koceila Mammeri/Youcef Sabri Medel)
- Chen Zhi Ray/Lu Chen (Julien Maio/William Villeger)
- Lam Wai Lok/Jeslyn Chow (Adham Hatem Elgamal/Doha Hany)
- Chen Zhi Ray/Yang Ching Tun (Fabricio Farias/Jaqueline Lima)
- Jack Yu/Setyana Mapasa (Gregory Mairs/Jenny Moore)
- Fang-jen Lee/Hsu Yin-hui (Bokka Navaneeth/Priya Konjengbam)
- Po Li-wei/Chang Ching Hui (Ruttanapak Oupthong/Jhenicha Sudjaipraparat)
Click here to view the updated draw.
YONEX Canada Open 2023 starts today, with the first match scheduled at 11pm Kuala Lumpur time (UTC +8).
Fun fact: Praneeth’s 2016 victory, also in Calgary, was his maiden Grand Prix title.