From August 4 to 13, Montréal revs up with yet another world-class sporting event: the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, where the world’s top players come to smash, hit, and volley their way towards a prestigious title and a $2 million USD prize.
Montréal and Toronto share the task of hosting, in alternation, the best male and female tennis players on the planet. This year, Montréal welcomes the women’s event, with 24 of the top 25 competitors in attendance. The Rogers Cup is the third-oldest tournament behind only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
With Montréal’s great atmosphere and passionate fans, it’s no surprise that a stellar lineup of top athletes including Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka, Marion Bartoli, Ana Ivanovic, Na Li, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and Vera Zvonareva have all signed on for a week of fabulous – and fierce – competition.
A ticket doesn’t just get you in to see a match – it grants you all-day access to the tournament venue plus a host of on-site activities, like autograph signings, warm-ups, live interviews, games for kids, and even hip hop classes and cooking demonstrations!
Tennis Canada has selected Montréal's Uniprix Stadium as the host venue for Canada's Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against South Africa, September 14 to 16.
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis and is contested annually between competing countries in a knock-out format. (The women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup.) The Davis Cup began in 1900 as a contest between the United States and Great Britain and is now the world’s largest annual international sporting team competition, with 123 nations participating in 2012.