Category Archive: Rogers Cup

The Solution to the Withdrawal Problem

  Canadian tennis fans were denied a men’s semi-final in Montreal, after Gael Monfils withdrew ahead of his match with Rafa Nadal, and a proper women’s final in Toronto, which Serena Williams quit… Continue reading

High hopes, low results for Canadians at Wimbledon

— High expectations, low results. Canada earlier this year was a “rising superpower”, according to the Guardian and others. Bianca Andreescu won Indian Wells. Teen phenoms Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime went deep… Continue reading

Too hot for tennis? How to schedule events for climate change

— Imagine playing Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in the peak summer heat of August instead of the cool days of spring. Sound outrageous? It is. But that’s what tennis players and fans… Continue reading

Shapovalov, 18, stuns Nadal in Montreal

  With hockey legend Wayne Gretzky watching him, Denis Shapovalov, 18, beat Rafael Nadal in a third set tie-breaker in one of the greatest moments in Canadian tennis history. Shapovalov was flowing like… Continue reading

Murray wins Rogers Cup Montreal

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Air Kei airborne in Montreal

                                                        (images copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite… Continue reading

Kyrgios casting himself in dark light

He’s one of the brightest young stars in tennis, but Nick Kyrgios cast himself in a dark light as a villain at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. (images copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite Media,… Continue reading

Defending champ Tsonga savors victory at Rogers Cup

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What’s wrong with Genie Bouchard? Go back to 2013

Most players take years to climb the ranks and learn how to deal with fortune and fame. Genie Bouchard, on the other hand, rocketed very fast, very soon. In 2014, the WTA, corporate… Continue reading

The Milos Raonic way to victory — play poorly, serve well

—by Christopher Johnson— Milos Raonic likes to share a lesson that his idol Pete Sampras taught him: ‘Champions find a way to win, even when not playing well.’ It’s amazing how often Raonic… Continue reading