Rogers Cup Tennis Toronto Schedule
The Rogers Cup, also referred to as the Canadian Open, is one of the biggest
tennis tournaments in the world. This annual tournament is held in two locations, Montreal and Toronto. This year Toronto
will be the home of the tournament from August 4th to August 10th. The best players in the world will hit the courts at the
Rexall Centre at York University to test their skills against one another. The head to head matchups you're sure to see at
this tournament involving both the men and the women are sure to be among the best you'll catch all tennis season long.
Nadal will be on hand to defend his title, and every other player in the field will be looking to take him down. Novak Djokovic
won this tournament in 2011 and 2012, and he thrives on hard court surfaces, making him a real threat any time he steps onto
the court at the Rogers Cup. If you've never been to an event that features the top tennis pros in the world, then this is
a great one to get your feet wet with. This is one of the most prestigious and longest-running tournaments in the sport of
tennis, and any sports fans would consider themselves lucky to be a part of it live and in person. Get ready to see the best
of the best showcase their skills in Toronto this year.
Rogers Cup Tennis History
The Rogers Cup was founded
all the way back in 1881 when it began as a men's only tournament at Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and the women's tournament was
first held in 1892. The tournament is now held on hard surfaces and is one of the three longest running professional tennis
tournaments in the world along with the US Open and Wimbledon. Winning the Rogers Cup has been the way for many players to
reach the number one ranking in the world, including Andre Agassi who did so in 1995. In 2004 the Rogers Cup became part of
the US Open Series and served as a lead up event to the US Open Grand Slam Event. Unfortunately, the women's event was held
a week prior to the Grand Slam, which forced many of the top athletes in the sport to withdraw to rest up and heal minor injuries
before the Grand Slam event. This problem was solved in 2011 when the women's tournament was moved to the same week as the
men's with the two sides alternating playing in Toronto and Montreal each year. The men's and women's rounds are held a few
hours apart so as to avoid broadcasting conflicts and even if you are attending the tournament you can have a brief break
between matches to get some food and drinks and watch the other side of the tournament on a television.
champions of the Rogers Cup read like a who's who of the tennis world as the event annually draws some of the biggest names
in all of tennis. On the men's side previous winners include Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Ivan Ljubicic, Lleyton
Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, Yannick Noah, and Roscoe Tanner just to name
a few. The women's side features just as many luminaries of the tennis world including Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Serena
Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and Martina Navratilova among others. Clearly many
of the biggest names in tennis take part in the Rogers Cup as they are drawn to the action at one of the top tennis facilities
in the world and the energy of the numerous fans who make their way to Indian Wells each March.
Rogers Cup Tennis
In 1972 Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale formed the Association of Tennis Professionals in an effort
to look out for the interests of male tennis players all over the world. For nearly twenty five years ATP has organized the
professional tennis world tour for men (the women's tour is organized by WTA, the Women's Tennis Association) and stands as
the official governing body of the sport. There are several events that are part of the tour and all serve to help decide
which player deserves the top ranking in the world. The BNP Paribas brings together some of the top men's tennis players in
the world according to the ATP as well as some of the top women according to WTA.
Rogers Cup Toronto Trivia
won the 2014 Rogers Cup?
The answer is Rafael Nadal, one of the best players to ever hit the court. Nadal has won a
plethora of major championships, and was the winner of this event in 2005 and 2008 as well. Nadal will be back at the event
this year to see if he can make it two in a row.