Ex South African Davis Cup player Rik de Voest is the Tournament Director for the Odlum Brown VanOpen tournament in Vancouver starting this month. This event has a combined purse of $200,000 USD, with $100,000 awarded to the men (ATP Challenger Tour) and $100,000 awarded to the women (ITF Pro Circuit). Rik has a successful history in this tournament as a player and has his name on the winners board – in 2006 he won the men’s singles title and the men’s doubles trophy in 2007. In 2009 Rik and Kevin Anderson won the men’s doubles together.
Rik’s career-high singles ranking was World No. 110, which he achieved in August 2006. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada where he pursues an active career in real estate specializing in North Vancouver and West Vancouver properties. In 2010, playing in front of his home crowd, Rik and American partner Ashley Fisher were the doubles runner-up at the South African Tennis Open.
Congratulations Rik and we wish you a successful tournament.