The 23-year-old Canadian had has best week ever on the ATP tour.

Canada’s Brayden Schnur had never won a match at the ATP level prior to last week. But the 23-year-old former NCAA standout took his game to the next level by rolling all the way to the title match at the New York Open, where he was finally stopped by Reilly Opelka in a thrilling three-set final.

After the defeat, the down-to-earth Canadian broke down in tears during a heartfelt runner-up speech in which he reflected on his journey and the people in his life that have sacrificed in order to help him achieve his dreams.

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Schnur, a Pickering, Ontario native, rises from 154 to a career-high ranking of 107 as a result of his best week on tour.