The Top Men in Tennis Return to the 2018 Rogers Cup in Toronto
Hard courts, hard lines and a place where “love” is a bad word. For nine days this August, tennis frenzy takes over Toronto.
Formerly known as the Canadian Masters, the Rogers Cup is a two-part split tournament. In odd-numbered years, the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 section is held in Montreal, while the Women’s Tennis Association (WTP) Premier 5 section is held in Toronto, and vice versa for even-numbered years. 2018 sees the ATP tournament at the Aviva Centre at York University in Toronto.
Former world No.1 Andy Murray will receive a wild card into the 2018 tournament in Toronto and will be joined by 11-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in a Toronto player field that contains all of the top 44 players in the world. Denis Shapovalov and hometown favourite, Milos Raonic lead Canadian hopes.
As part of a full program of entertainment throughout the tournament, you can catch performances by a range of local musical acts–like CCMA-nominated Leah Daniels or certified Canadian gold JRDN–at the Aviva Centre’s new entertainment gazebo right in the heart of the stadium complex. Plenty of family-style programming during the 407 ETR Free Community Weekend keeps the little ones entertained on August 4 and 5.
For any foodies in your group, a cornucopia of delicious options awaits. From trendy poke bowls and brisket parfait to stadium classics, like foot-long hotdogs, there’s no need to go hungry at this year’s tournament. Three celebrity chefs are also going to be on-hand for even the most discerning diners. In the centre bowl, you can order right to your seat so you don’t miss any of the action.
Daniel Nestor, the legendary Canadian doubles player who will play in his 30th and final Rogers Cup this summer, will be honoured in a two-part celebration at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, August 5. A host of current and former ATP and Canadian Davis Cup players will take part in a roast led by Shaun Majumder, followed by Nestor’s emotional induction into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame.
In a historic first, the Toronto subway (TTC) will now bring tennis fans directly from downtown Toronto to the Rogers Cup. With the extension of Line One, Pioneer Village Station is a five-minute walk from the stadium, making it easier than ever for fans to reach the Aviva Centre.