The Canadian is the luckiest of the lucky loser. Canada’s Peter Polansky has etched his name into tennis’ record books as the luckiest man in Grand Slam tennis. Some might call him the luckiest loser…

The 30-year-old Ontario native has earned his way into a fourth consecutive major as a lucky loser—he’ll open his third U.S. Open main draw with a first-round encounter with Alexander Zverev of Germany. Polansky is the first player in history to record the feat.

If you’re scoring at home, Polansky lost all three of his Grand Slam main draw appearances this season, winning one set and losing nine. The Canadian owns a 1-9 record at the Slams in main draw play.

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Polansky is one of four Canadian men in the main draw. Milos Raonic, seeded 25, will face Argentine qualifier Carlos Berlocq in round one, while qualifier Felix Auger Aliassime will face No.28-seeded Denis Shapovalov in a highly anticipated round one contest.