Rogers Cup presented by National Bank closing in on final weekend as quarter-finals run Friday

August 11, 2017

Tennis Canada - TORONTO

  • Top seed and world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova will take on No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki in a blockbuster quarter-final. It will be their third meeting this year, with Pliskova leading 2-1.
  • Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski is the lone Canadian remaining in contention as she’ll play for a spot in the doubles semifinals alongside partner and fellow French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.
  • 1981 Rogers Cup champion Tracy Austin, a former world No. 1 and two-time US Open champion, will be inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame during an on-court ceremony prior to the evening’s first match, starting at 6:45 p.m. The induction be broadcast live on Sportsnet.
  • Out of action since August 2016 following surgery, Sloane Stephens has made the quarter-finals at Rogers Cup in just her third tournament back. Currently ranked No. 934 due to her absence, she entered Rogers Cup on a protected ranking and has already eliminated No. 14 Petra Kvitova and No. 3 Angelique Kerber.
  • Others in action include defending champion and world No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 4 Garbiñe Muguruza, and No. 5 Elina Svitolina.

Singles Draw
Doubles Draw
Friday’s Order of Play 

MONTREAL
 

  • Denis Shapovalov, who just broke into the Top 100 thanks to his win against Rafael Nadal, will attempt to reach the semi-finals as he faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in the previous round.
  • After maintaining his perfect record of 17-0 against David Ferrer, Roger Federer will attempt to move past another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, in the quarter-finals. Federer holds a record of 6-0 against Baustista Agut.
  • Three players who saved match points are still in action: Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman and Alexander Zverev.
  • In a repeat of last week’s final at Washington, Kevin Anderson and Alexander Zverev will face off once again. It was only a few days ago that the young Zverev signed a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Anderson.

Singles Draw
Doubles Draw
Friday’s Order of Play

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About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 125th anniversary of the women's event from August 5-13, 2017 at Aviva Centre in Toronto and its 137th anniversary of the men's event from August 4-13, 2017 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. As a WTA Premier 5 tournament, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, and US Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world's best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the US Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com.

About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 10 professional ITF-sanctioned events and financially supports 12 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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