Category Archive: Rogers Cup

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 Gretzky… 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

How the Nightmare in Montreal can help Genie Bouchard

—by Christopher Johnson— The first time I ever played indoors, at a junior tournament in Ontario, I had a terrible match. I wasn’t used to the different lighting, air, speed and sound of… Continue reading

The bank that built tennis in Canada

— by Christopher Johnson — More than a decade ago, when Canada’s biggest banks were investing in golf, the National Bank of Canada in Montreal decided to take a risk. “The folks at… Continue reading