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Tennis Canada​ – Montreal, July 14, 2017 – Tennis Canada announced Friday that  Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC), who received a wildcard into the main draw of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, has been forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a left wrist injury.

“I am obviously disappointed because I was looking forward to playing my first Rogers Cup main draw match in front of the Montreal crowd, but my priority is to heal this injury 100% before returning to competition to avoid it becoming a problem long term,” said Auger-Aliassime. “For now, I am hoping to return for the qualifying at the U.S. Open and I am sure that I will be back stronger to play the 2019 Rogers Cup in Montreal.”

Auger-Aliassime, who will celebrate his 17th birthday on August 8, also withdrew from the National Bank Challengers in Winnipeg, Gatineau, and Granby. He was hoping to be healed in time to play Rogers Cup, but needs a few extra weeks to ensure that the injury is completely healed.

“Félix is still young and will certainly have many more chances to play Rogers Cup and showcase his talents for the fans in Montreal,” said Rogers Cup Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre. “We hope that he will be back on court soon and wish him lots of success for the rest of the season.” 

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will be held from August 4-13 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. For more information, please visit www.couperogers.com.
 

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 137th anniversary of the men’s event from August 4-13 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal and its 125th anniversary of the women’s event from August 5-13 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. As an ATP Masters 1000 tournament, Premier 5 WTA tournament and Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world’s best tennis players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the U.S. 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, 8 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. 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 Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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