- Seedings announced for 2015 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank (via Rogers Cup)
World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, both three-time Rogers Cup champions, will sit at the top of their respective draws, with Djokovic in Montreal and Williams in Toronto. … Other top seeds to look for in Montreal include three-time winner Rafael Nadal at No. 8, defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at No. 11, recent French Open victor Stan Wawrinka at No. 3, and Japanese star Kei Nishikori at No. 4.
The official draw for Rogers Cup Montreal will take place at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth on Friday August 7 at 5:00 p.m.
One of the two tournament wildcards has been given to the Spanish team of Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco. Nadal has nine ATP doubles titles to his credit, including Doha earlier this year.
Nadal has always hit his first serve more safely than the usual ATP player, content to use it to set up his forehand. But his best hard-court campaigns have been boosted by a big first serve. Against tougher competition on the summer’s faster courts, he’ll need bigger serving than he delivered in Hamburg.
Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is returning to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day for the seventh time, having first participated in 2005. Currently ranked No. 9 in the world, Nadal has won a staggering 14 Grand Slam titles throughout his career, including the 2010 and 2013 US Open.
Elliot Moberg’s mother Anna wrote to us: “My son is the ultimate Rafa fan. So when he was asked to star in a commercial for his tennis club, pretending to be Rafa, the answer was a sure yes.”