Live Streaming for the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal

July 25, 2016

Live streaming for the 2016 Rogers Cup in both Toronto and Montreal can be found at the link below.

Tennis TV (best quality)

Rogers Cup 2016: Order of Play for Monday, July 25

July 24, 2016

Monday’s order of play at the 2015 Rogers Cup in both Toronto and Montreal can be found at the links below.

Link: Toronto OOP.

Link: Montreal OOP.

Monfils takes Washington title over Karlovic; Lopez wins first career clay-court title in Gstaad; Fognini takes Umag crown

July 24, 2016

Citi Open—Washington, DC, U.S.A.

No. 2 seed Gael Monfils won the biggest title of his career on Sunday in Washington, D.C., dismissing No. 13 seed Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4. Saving two match points in the second set tiebreaker, Monfils broke his hard-serving opponent on two occasions, while fending off 28 aces to claim the title. Winning 78 percent of first serve points, Monfils improved to 3-2 against Karlovic in lifetime meetings and took home 500 ATP World Tour points. The Frenchman also pocketed $348,200 for his efforts.

Karlovic, who was attempting to win his second straight title on Tour, fell to 16-14 in 2016.

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J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland

Top seed Feliciano Lopez won his first-ever clay-court title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday, defeating Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 to claim the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland. Using his potent serve and volleying expertise, Lopez struck eight aces, won 86 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Needing one hour and 17 minutes to claim his fifth career title, Lopez improved his year-to-date record to 21-16 and 2-3 against Haase in lifetime meetings.

Haase, currently ranked No. 95 in the world, was aiming for his third career title.

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Konzum Croatia Open Umag—Umag, Croatia

No. 4 seed Fabio Fognini stormed to his fourth career title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday, defeating unheralded Slovak Andrej Martin 6-4, 6-1 in the finals of the Croatia Open in Umag.

Capturing his three previous Tour titles on clay, Fognini had also reached the finals in Umag back in 2013. Needing one hour and eight minutes to seal his victory, the Italian broke serve on three occasions and controlled the tempo of the match with his topspin forehand. Never facing his 124th ranked opponent prior to today’s final, Fognini won €82,450 for his victory as well as 250 ATP World Tour points.

For his efforts, Martin captured 150 Tour points and will see his ranking hit approximately No. 92 in the world on Monday.

Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup

July 24, 2016

Montréal, July 24, 2016 – On Sunday, Tennis Canada announced that Serena Williams is withdrawing from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.

The world no.1 holds three Rogers Cup titles and reached the semifinals at the last two editions of the event.

“Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the Rogers Cup. I was looking forward to competing in Montreal and I look forward to returning soon,” said Serena Williams.

“Of course, we are disappointed that Serena will not play in the tournament this year. The fans really enjoyed the time she spent in the city in 2014,” said Eugène Lapierre, tournament director of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. “Because this is an Olympic year, the players have very full schedules. Sometimes your body needs rest. We hope that Serena will recover quickly and wish her much success for the rest of the season.”

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will be held from July 22 to 31 at Uniprix Stadium in Montréal. Go to RogersCup.com for more information.

Karlovic reaches Washington final; Lopez into Gstaad final; Fognini advances to Umag final

July 23, 2016

Citi Open—Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Semifinal results:

(13) Ivo Karlovic Defeats (5) Steve Johnson 64 64

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J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland

Semifinal results:

Feliciano Lopez Defeats Dustin Brown 46 63 63
Robin Haase Defeats (8) Paul-Henri Mathieu 76(5) 76(2)

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Konzum Croatia Open Umag—Umag, Croatia

Semifinal results:

(4) Fabio Fognini Defeats Gastao Elias 63 63
Andrej Martin Defeats Carlos Berlocq 76(4) 64

Lorenzi becomes oldest first-time winner on ATP World Tour at 34, wins Kitzbuhel crown

July 23, 2016

GENERALI OPEN—KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA

No. 4 seed Paolo Lorenzi became the oldest first-time winner on the ATP World Tour on Saturday, defeating Nikolaz Basilahvili 6-3, 6-4 to claim the Kitzbuhel title. At 34, Lorenzi played the perfect match from start to finish. Breaking his Georgian opponent on five occasions, Lorenzi won 79 percent of his first serve points and hit four aces. Currently ranked No. 48 in the world, Lorenzi won 250 ATP World Tour points for his victory and 82,450 euros in prize money as well.

Basilahvili, who was making his first appearance in an ATP World Tour final, is currently ranked No. 123 in the world.

Isner ousted in Washington; Lopez advaces in Gstaad; Lorenzi reaches Kitzbuhel final; Fognini advances to Umag semifinals

July 22, 2016

Citi Open—Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Quarterfinal results:

(5) Steve Johnson Defeats (1) John Isner 76(7) 76(15)
(13) Ivo Karlovic Defeats (6) Jack Sock 76(4) 76(6)

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J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland

Quarterfinal results:

(1) Feliciano Lopez Defeats Elias Ymer 64 76(2)
(8) Paul-Henri Mathieu Defeats (3) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 46 63 64
Dustin Brown Defeats (7) Mikhail Youzhny 64 64
Robin Haase Defeats Thiago Monteiro 76(2) 75

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Generali Open—Kitzbuhel, Austria

Semifinal results:

(4) Paolo Lorenzi Defeats Gerald Melzer 76(4) 76(13)
Nikoloz Basilashvili Defeats (6) Dusan Lajovic 63 61

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Konzum Croatia Open Umag—Umag, Croatia

Quarterfinal results:

Andrej Martin Defeats (2) Joao Sousa 63 46 62
Carlos Berlocq Defeats (3) Jeremy Chardy 64 62
(4) Fabio Fognini Defeats Damir Dzumhur 46 61 61
Gastao Elias Defeats (6) Pablo Carreno Busta 64 64

Rogers Cup 2016: Men’s and Women’s Singles Draws

July 22, 2016

The men’s and women’s singles draws for the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal can be found at the links below.

Link: Toronto draw.

Link: Montreal draw.

Official draw for the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto

July 22, 2016

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 seed Canadian Milos Raonic placed in same half, could face off in the semifinals

Toronto, July 22, 2016 – The official draw for the 2016 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto was conducted on Friday at Rogers Centre. Canadian star and recent Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic will take on the winner of Yen-Hsun Lu and rising star, 19-year-old Alexander Zverev in his opening match, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face either Dimitry Tursunov or Gilles Muller in the second round.

The Top 8 seeds all receive a first-round bye. Djokovic and Raonic have been placed in the same half of the draw, meaning they could meet in the semifinals. En route, Djokovic could see No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals. The world No. 1 will be aiming to clinch his fourth Rogers Cup title following his wins in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Raonic, a 2013 Rogers Cup finalist, has a potential quarter-final duel with No. 7 seed David Goffin.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who was on hand for the official draw, is seeded No. 2 and will anchor the bottom half of the draw. His first match will see him take on the winner of Mikhail Youzhny opposite Stephane Robert. Should the seeds hold, he would face No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori in the semifinals, and No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem in the round of eight. The No. 8 seed is 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, who is in the same quarter as Nishikori.

There are several exciting first-round duels set to take place over the first two days of main draw play, highlighted by 17-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov challenging No. 11 seed Nick Kyrgios in his Rogers Cup debut. Another teenaged up-and-comer making his first appearance in Toronto is Taylor Fritz of the United States, against big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic. Other players in action will include Gael Monfils, John Isner, and next generation star Borna Coric.

Vasek Pospisil’s first-round match will be against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, currently ranked world No. 38. Three other Canadians are in the main draw as well – Frank Dancevic will face Sam Querrey, Steven Diez will be up against Brit Kyle Edmund, and Peter Polansky will take on a qualifier.

Several other Canadians will be competing this weekend for one of seven qualifier positions in the main draw. Felix Auger-Aliassime, Philip Bester, Benjamin Sigouin, and Brayden Schnur will be in action tomorrow, as part of Pizzaville Free Community Weekend this Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, with admission free for everyone for the two days.

Owned and operated by Tennis Canada, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank runs from July 23-31 at Aviva Centre in Toronto and will offer fans a chance to get closer to the best players of the ATP World Tour. For more information and tickets, please visit rogerscup.com.

Isner progresses in Washington; Brown reaches Gstaad quarterfinals; Lorenzi makes Kitzbuhel semifinals; Cuevas ousted in Umag

July 21, 2016

Citi Open—Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Third-round results:

(1) John Isner Defeats 76(3) 62
(13) Ivo Karlovic Defeats (3) Bernard Tomic 76(4) 63
(5) Steve Johnson Defeats Ryan Harrison 64 64

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J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland

Second-round results:

Dustin Brown Defeats (4) Thomaz Bellucci 26 76(4) 61
(7) Mikhail Youzhny Defeats BMirza Basic 75 57 63
Robin Haase Defeats ARG Horacio Zeballos 76(5) 64

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Generali Open—Kitzbuhel, Austria

Quarterfinal results:

(4) Paolo Lorenzi Defeats (8) Jan-Lennard Struff 62 67(5) 75
(6) Dusan Lajovic Defeats Karen Khachanov 63 62
Nikoloz Basilashvili Defeats Adam Pavlasek 57 76(2) 63
Gerald Melzer Defeats Jurgen Melzer 36 63 61

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Konzum Croatia Open Umag—Umag, Croatia

Second-round results:

Gastao Elias Defeats (1) Pablo Cuevas 36 63 76(7)
(2) Joao Sousa Defeats Leonardo Mayer 75 761
(6) Pablo Carreno Busta Defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 64 62
Andrej Martin Defeats (7) Martin Klizan 36 75 62

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