2019 New York Open runner-up Brayden Schnur grateful for receiving financial support



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2019 New York Open runner-up Brayden Schnur grateful for receiving financial support

2019 New York Open runner-up Brayden Schnur has thanked Tennis Canada and the National Bank for their financial support during the coronavirus pandemic as he says the donation will make life a bit easier. The National Bank -- one of Tennis Canada's major partners -- has established a grant program in order to provide assistance to professional tennis players, wheelchair players and junior players.

To be eligible for the program, players must be ranked in singles between 100 and 750 -- ranked between 25 and 100 in doubles in the ATP and WTA rankings -- ranked in the Top 100 in the ITF junior rankings or in the Top 50 in the ITF wheelchair rankings.

23 Canadian players will benefit from the program and the amounts of the grants will be determined based on ranking and will vary between $10,000 and $20,000 per athlete. "I am truly grateful for the support that National Bank, my federation and my country has offered myself and other tennis players who have been directly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis," world No.

177 Schnur said, per John Horn. "These funds will help lessen the hardships that lie ahead and pay for coaching and travel expenses once the tour resumes This grant is a positive contribution that will help ensure our dreams remain alive."

Schnur, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 92 in the world last year, has earned $575,788 over the course of his career.