The Top 40 men of the ATP World Tour will play at the Rogers Cup in Montréal from August 7-16, including past champions Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, as well as Canada’s very own Milos Raonic. The Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and is hailed as one of the best-run tournaments on the ATP tour. “We are once again thrilled to be welcoming the ATP World Tour back to the city of Montréal,” says Rogers Cup Montréal tournament director Eugene Lapierre (the men’s and women’s Rogers Cup tournaments alternate between Montréal and Toronto each year). “We experienced world record attendance when the men were in town in 2011 as well as historic results from our Canadian players in 2013,” Lapierre adds. “We are hoping for the 2015 edition of the event to be even better and this player field will help us achieve that. We are very much looking forward to creating more memorable moments for our fans.” Canada’s Vasek Pospisil is also on the Montréal player list, as is the next generation of talented international players, including Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov,… / Read More →
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Move over KISS Army, there’s a new regiment on the march: the Genie Army. What began as an homage to Montreal tennis star Eugenie Bouchard by a dozen-or-so young men at the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this year has turned into a movement with Genie Armies forming in Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières. And this original Aussie outfit of diehard fans is so dedicated to the number 7 ranked talent that they’ll be invading Montreal’s island shores to support Bouchard at the 2014 edition of the Women’s Rogers Cup tennis tournament…
Wimbledon was historic this year – Andy Murray made history by becoming the first homegrown male winner in 77 years – and yet just when you think the best tennis in the world is over, it isn’t. Welcome to Montreal’s Rogers Cup!
[www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HwHD1-A9Vc] From our beloved and storied hockey franchise the Montreal Canadiens to our surging soccer team the Montreal Impact, from hometown UFC hero Georges St-Pierre to the power and spectacle of the Grand Prix and the thrilling athleticism of the Rogers Cup, Montreal is a year-long destination for sports fans. And if you’re coming to town for the big game and you need a place to stay, we can help with that too.
Well, there we were. Neatly lined up behind media stanchions. Tennis legend, the ever-elegant lady of the courts, Chris Evert, (fabulous in fuchsia) was guest of honour at the red carpet event hosted by Tennis Canada and the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Chris, a three-time champion of the Rogers Cup, was inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame on Monday August 16 during a centre court presentation at Uniprix Stadium.
It’s hot in Montreal lately, but it’s about to get even hotter. In a month, the biggest names in tennis will all be in Montreal! So far, 43 of the top 45 female tennis players in the world have confirmed they’ll compete in the Rogers Cup/Canadian Open , which takes place at the Uniprix Stadium in Jarry Park, August 13-22.