Canada’s tennis ranks are getting some reinforcements, but possibly not in time for a high-profile Davis Cup match against Spain.
A Tennis Canada spokesman has confirmed that Jesse Levine is applying to tennis authorities to represent Canada rather than the U.S.
The 25-year-old Levine, currently ranked 104th in the world, was born in Ottawa but moved to the U.S. when he was 13.
The ATP lists his residence as Boca Raton, Fla.
“He’s been on our radar for a while,” said Louis-Philippe Dorais, Tennis Canada’s director of communications and marketing. “But now it’s pretty much for sure he’ll be representing Canada from now on.”
Levine has petitioned the International Tennis Federation to represent Canada.