Top men’s players compete for Rogers Cup this August at York

Spanish player Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 1 in the world and five-time French Open champion, is expected to compete for the top prize in the 2010 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank at the Rexall Centre this August. The winner of the Rogers Cup in 2005 and 2008, Nadal will try to reclaim the cup in Toronto after Great Britain’s Andy Murray, ranked No. 4 in the world, took it last year in Montreal. At stake is US$3 million in prize money. The tournament will run from Aug. 7 to 15.

Right: Andy Murray. Photo courtesy of Tennis Canada.

Also slated for this year’s tournament are previous champions Novak Djokovic, who won the cup in 2007 and is currently ranked No. 3; Roger Federer, ranked No. 2 in the world and winner in 2004 and 2006; and the 2003 winner, Andy Roddick.

Some of the best men’s tennis players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts since 1881, including Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Björn Borg, and this year is no exception. A total of 56 players will enter the tournament, the top ranked 45 plus seven qualifiers and four wild cards.

Qualifying rounds will take place Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8. Tickets are available for both qualifying sessions. Opening night will take place on Monday, Aug. 9, with a pyrotechnic show choreographed to music adding to the sparks.

YFile readers are invited to join the action with savings of 25 per cent off all Level 100 seats (platinum, gold, silver and bronze) and 50 per cent off all Level 300 seats. Friends and family of YFile readers are also eligible for the discount. This particular offer is only available through phone orders, not through online orders.

To order, call Tennis Canada at 1-877-283-6647 ext. 4306 and use your group access code (1078-11984166). For more information, click here or visit the Rogers Cup Web site.