Rogers Cup In Montreal Starts Tomorrow

The Rogers Cup starts tomorrow in Montreal

The Rogers Cup, which runs from August 1-10 at Uniprix Stadium, will see the top-seeded women vying for the prize, while the men go head-to-head in Toronto. According to the most recent official ATP World Tour and WTA rankings, Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are in the top seeded players.

According to their website, the Rogers Cup is a prestigious professional tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada – since 1881 for the men and 1892 for the women, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Only Wimbledon and the US Open have longer histories than the major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world to be one of the best-run tournaments on the Tour. Classified as a Premier 5 event on the WTA schedule, the Rogers Cup offers more than US $2.3 million in prize money and attracts the biggest stars in women’s tennis year after year.

Montreal and Toronto share the task of hosting, in alternation, the best men’s and women’s players in the world. The two Canadian tournaments are “virtually combined,” which means they are played at the same time, during the same week. So, from August 1-10, 2014 the women will be in Montreal while the men will play in Toronto.

In Toronto last summer, World No. 1 Serena Williams collected her third Rogers Cup crown in a remarkable season that saw the American capture ten titles, win over 70 matches, and take home over $10 million in prize money to further cement her status as one of the greatest players of all-time. The last time the ladies were in Montreal in 2012, it was Petra Kvitova who took home the trophy after defeating Li Na in an exciting final to win her first Rogers Cup trophy. It was also the 2011 Wimbledon winner’s first title on North American soil.

Meanwhile, in men’s tennis, Rafael Nadal, who is ranked second in the world, has recently announced that he’s pulling out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto next week as well as the next event in Cincinnati after suffering an injury to his wrist during practice. He won last year’s Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Photo: World Cup

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