After three years, the ATP returns to the city of Montreal to play the first of two Masters 1000 in view of the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season which closes the most prestigious events of the year for the majority the best. tennis players of the world (for the first eight of the “Race” there will also be the Nitto ATP Finals in November).
The Rogers Cup, as is tradition, alternates the venue of the tournament each year with Toronto, where the Women’s WTA 1000 will be played. Daniil Medvedev, the defending champion, will be the number one seed in the draw.
In the entry list, there is no shortage of surprises at the moment: the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal is present, while more certain news concerning Novak Djokovic is awaited (he needs a change of rules from the American government , who must allow entry of unvaccinated foreigners) and Alexander Zverev (with ankle injury problems), who are, however, at the start of the tournament at the moment.
22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is one of the nicest people in this gentleman’s game. Besides his excellence in tennis, he receives love for his down-to-earth demeanor.
Mouratoglou on Rafa Nadal
Patrick Mouratoglou deepened GOAT’s speech.
“Rafael Nadal is playing some of the best tennis of his life, recently beating Novak in the French Open quarter-finals, but he’s still struggling a lot with injuries,” he said. Djokovic, who is in good form, could miss the upcoming US Open and next year’s Australian Open due to his vaccination status, while Rafael Nadal is also at his best but is struggling with injuries.
“Novak is the youngest of the three and is in excellent physical condition, so he has a chance to play at the highest level for a few more years, however, he might not be able to participate in the next two Slams – at the moment. US Open and Australian Open – means his next chance for a title could be in Rafa’s house at the French Open next year.”
During the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, Nadal’s coach was his uncle, Toni Nadal. According to multiple reports, many caught Uncle Toni giving instructions to Nadal during games. Speaking about this controversy, Nadal said: “It’s an old regulation.
It made sense many years ago because some players had coaches and some didn’t so it was protection for those who didn’t have coaches but now everyone has a coach so today Today I don’t see any player on this circuit who doesn’t have a coach so it’s quite absurd that everyone pays a coach to help them and then when we need him the most we can’t talk to him “.