In my latest article for TennisCanada.com, I discuss the vital importance of the Rogers Cup in both Toronto and Montreal toward the outcome of US Open later this month. Here’s an excerpt from the article below.
“How could we ever forget last year’s event in Montreal? Nadal returned to asphalt action after a year of being tormented by injuries to win the event and take the title in Flushing Meadows to close out the slam season. Ripping his forehand with ease and efficiency during his perfect summer, Nadal was hopeful of similar results this time around but an untimely right wrist injury will have the Spaniard sidelined until the US Open. For those that are keeping track, Nadal has 4000 points to defend during Toronto, Cincinnati and New York. He will drop at least 2000 points for not competing in Canada and Ohio and I wouldn’t bet on him entering the US Open with zero preparation.”