ANDY MURRAY WITHDRAWS FROM ROGERS CUP PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK
Tennis Canada – Toronto, July 18, 2016 – Tennis Canada announced Monday that world No. 2 Andy Murray has withdrawn from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto.
A three-time Rogers Cup champion, this will be the first time he hasn’t played the Canadian event since his first appearance in 2006.
“I always look forward to coming to Canada and it’s the first time I’ve missed the tournament, the guys there do a great job and always look after the players,” said Murray. “My body needs some recovery time after reaching the latter stages of tournaments over the past few months. I’m sorry to my fans in Toronto but I look forward to being back in Canada next year.”
“Andy has been very loyal to our event over the years, but certainly we are disappointed he has chosen not to be in Toronto this year,” said Karl Hale, Rogers Cup Toronto tournament director. “As a Masters 1000 event, we are one of the most important tournaments on the calendar. Andy is one of the very top players in the world and a fan favourite. He will be missed but we wish him continued success through the balance of the season.”
The 2016 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will take place from July 23-31 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. For more information, please visit rogerscup.com.
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Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 136th anniversary of the men’s event from July 23-31 at Aviva Centre in Toronto and its 124th anniversary of the women’s event from July 22-31 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. As an ATP World Tour 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 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.
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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 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 website atwww.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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