The third oldest tournament in the history of Lawn Tennis prior to Wimbledon and US Open will be back after a thrilling a campaign last year. The 135 year old tournament will once again feature all the tennis superstars both form men’s and women’s seeding as they will look to asses and strengthen their preparations for the Olympics.
The defending champion in the men’s singles Andy Murray will look to continue his great run of form from Wimbledon in his quest to snatch a gold at Brazil but he will be challenged by the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic who was out of Wimbledon in the early stages due to an injury halting his play resulting in a defeat.
Dates and Venues
The Rogers Cup also known as Canadian Open will be following the same old tradition by being organized at two locations on same time from 25th to 31st of June. The men’s will play their trade on Rexall Center Toronto while the women’s will be playing on the turf of Uniprix Stadium Montreal. The tournament will also feature doubles tournaments in addition to the singles. The Cincinnati open will not be held this time which is organized just a week after this tournament and that means it is the only chance for the players to get in the shape before the Olympic challenge.
The men’s tournament is set to feature all the top seeded players that include the Fab Four of Defending Champion Murray, Djokovic, Federer and Rafael Nadal who have dominated the proceedings in this tournament with 11 titles in 12 years. Andreas Seppi is the only player to have withdrawn from the tournament.
The women’s tournament can witness a new champion after a shocking result last year. Serena Williams can dominate the Rogers Cup 2016 tournament while the other top seeds will look to challenge her. Victoria Azarenka will be a major miss of the Women’s pool as the 5th ranked player is out due to Pregnancy.
The men’s Tournament looks as an interesting prospect this season as all the members of Fab Four looks in really good shape while in Women’s tournament it looks like Serena Williams going all the way.