Canada's Brayden Schnur advances to final round of Wimbledon qualifying
Canada's Brayden Schnur serves to India's Ramkumar Ramanathan during Davis Cup singles tennis in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday, September 15, 2017. Canada's Brayden Schnur is one win away from reaching the first Grand Slam main draw of his career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:24PM EDT
LONDON -- Canada's Brayden Schnur is one win away from reaching the first Grand Slam main draw of his career.
The No. 8 qualifying seed from Pickering, Ont., beat Toronto's Steven Diez 6-3, 6-4 in an all-Canadian second-round Wimbledon qualifying match on Wednesday.
Players need to win three qualifying matches to be guaranteed a spot in the main draw.
Schnur, 23, won 84 per cent of his first-serve points, well ahead of Diez's 67 per-cent clip.
The Canadian will play No. 18 qualifying seed Salvatore Caruso of Italy in the final round of qualifying on Thursday.
Schnur, ranked 114th in the world, reached his first ATP Tour final earlier this year when he finished as runner-up at the New York Open.
Four Canadian men are in the main draw at Wimbledon -- No. 15 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., No. 19 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, No. 29 Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and unseeded Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver.
The draw takes place Friday and play begins Monday.