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Tennis Canada​ – The order of play for Centre Court matches on Monday and Tuesday is unveiled

Montreal, August 5, 2017 – The Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who arrived in Montreal on Thursday, will make his debut during the Tuesday afternoon session at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, while Canadian Milos Raonic will play his first match on Centre Court that evening.

The tournament’s top seed, who could retake the World No. 1 ranking by reaching the Rogers Cup semi-finals, will play his first match on Tuesday afternoon, immediately after the match-up featuring Canadian Denis Shapovalov and Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva, which is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. For the occasion, Nadal will face the winner of the match opposing Croatian Borna Coric and a qualifier.
Also in first-round action on Tuesday will be Canadian Milos Raonic, who will face the winner of the match between Russian Daniil Medvedev and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Raonic will be looking to capture his first Masters 1000 Series title. He reached the final in Montreal in 2013.

The order of play for Monday was also revealed
The order of play on Centre Court for Monday, August 7 was also unveiled. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., Australian Kick Kyrgios will take on Viktor Troicki of Serbia, which will be followed by the match featuring Frenchman Gaël Monfils and American Steve Johnson. In the evening, starting at 6:30 p.m., Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will face American John Isner, who recently took home the titles in Newport and Atlanta. The final match of the day on Centre Court will be the all-Canadian between Peter Polansky and Vasek Pospisil. The winner of this match will face Roger Federer in the second round.
The final qualifying rounds will take place tomorrow, August 6th. Frank Dancevic, the lone Canadian left in qualifying, will battle American Tim Smyczek tomorrow at noon for a spot in the main draw.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a prestigious tournament administered by Tennis Canada and which welcomes, year after year, the biggest stars in professional tennis. In 2017, the men’s event will be held in Montreal from August 4-13 at Uniprix Stadium while the women will be in Toronto from August 5-13 at Aviva Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.CoupeRogers.com.
 

Links: 
Official Rogers Cup Site                  rogerscup.com / couperogers.com
Like Rogers Cup                              facebook.com/RogersCup / facebook.com/CoupeRogers
Follow Rogers Cup                         @rogerscup / @couperogers
Official Tennis Canada Site           tenniscanada.com
Like Tennis Canada                        facebook.com/TennisCanada
Follow Tennis Canada                    @TennisCanada
#RogersCup #CoupeRogers
 

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.

Media Contacts
Toronto:
Nicole Watts

Manager, Communications and Media Relations
nwatts@tenniscanada.com or 416-665-9777 ext. 4092

Caroline Anderson
Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
canderson@tenniscanada.com or 416-665-9777 ext. 4545 

Montreal: 
Valerie Tetreault
Regional Manager, Communications and Media Relations
vtetreault@tenniscanada.com or 514-273-1515 ext. 6259

Victoria Jaklin
Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
vjaklin@tenniscanada.com or 514-273-1515 ext. 6291