The seven qualifiers who will enter the main draw of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank have been decided.
Unfortunately, none of the Canadians made it through.
Frank Dancevic, the last surviving member of the Canadian delegation, fought an epic two-hour battle but ultimately had to concede defeat. The 32-year-old Ontarian fell to Tim Smyczek of the US in three sets (6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-2).
The top two seeds, Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1) of France and Dudi Sela (2) of Israel, each secured a spot in the main draw, which gets underway on Monday at Uniprix Stadium. Herbert ousted Mikhail Youzhny in three sets (6-2, 2-6, 6-3) and Sela defeated Matthew Ebden of Australia in two (6-3, 7-6 (7)).
Norbert Gombos (5) of Slovakia, Thomas Fabbiano (7) of Italy, Reilly Opelka (10) of the US and Vincent Millot (12) of France round out the list of winners. Millot overpowered Brydan Klein of Great Britain in two hotly contested sets (7-6 (3), 7-6 (4)) and Fabbiano got the better of world no.111 Nicolas Mahut of France (6-2, 7-5).