Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
950 Crosscreek Road
Watch some of the best tennis players face off for the annual Vancouver Open, including No. 8 female in the world, Francesca Schiavone and former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic. The best will be competing for $200,000 in cash.
Organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen are proud to announce that Ernests Gulbis of Latvia is awarded a wild card into the men’s draw for this year’s tournament, August 15 – 23 at the Hollyburn Country Club.
Gulbis, who was ranked No. 13 in the world as recently as this past February, has career wins over World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (2009 Brisbane International), World No. 2 Roger Federer (2014 French Open, 2010 Rome Masters), World No. 3 Andy Murray (2013 Rogers Cup) and World No. 6 Tomas Berdych (2014 French Open, 2012 Wimbledon).
The Latvian posted sixteen career wins against players in the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings, with five coming in 2014.
“We are thrilled to have a Grand Slam talent like Ernests join our tournament this year,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Chairman Floyd Hill.
“To have a player ranked among the top 13 in the world just six months ago along with other world class players like Janko Tipsarevic, Jurgen Melzer, and Matthew Ebden is outstanding. With the depth and strength of this year’s field, fans should see closely fought battles in many matches.”
The 26-year-old Gulbis has six career ATP singles titles to his name and advanced to at least the third round of Grand Slam events four times, including the French Open twice. He is the only Latvian player ever to be ranked inside the Top 10 in the ATP Singles Rankings.
- Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Crosscreek Road, West Vancouver
- When: Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23; various times
- Tickets: Admission is required, but opening weekend dates (August 15 & 16) are FREE!
- Website: http://www.vanopen.com/