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Updated entry lists for the Montreal Masters, which will be the next chapter of the ATP World Tour calendar.

The Coupe Rogers in Montreal is taking place from the 5th to the 13th of August. The tournament, a big stop of the Us Open preparation, is a Master 1000 and the only Canadian ATP event, where the world’s best players will battle on outdoor hard courts.

Last year the tournament was played in Toronto and Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori in the final, while Andy Murray won the title in Montreal 2015. Djokovic will not be able to defend his title as he has already ended his season, but Roger Federer is set to be back after three years.

NEWS: Us Open champion Stan Wawrinka has pulled out due to injury.
NEWS: Marin Cilic and Fabio Fognini have withdrawn, they have been replaced by Daniil Medvedev and Hyeon Chung.
NEWS: Former champion Andy Murray has pulled out with hip injury. Ivo Karlovic and Pablo Cuevas are out as well.

 

ATP Master 1000 Montreal (CAN, Hard Outdoor), entry list:
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
OUT Wawrinka, Stan SUI 3
OUT Djokovic, Novak SRB 4
5 Federer, Roger SUI 5
OUT Cilic, Marin CRO 6
7 Raonic, Milos CAN 7
8 Thiem, Dominic AUT 8
9 Nishikori, Kei JPN 9
10 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 10
11 Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 11
12 Zverev, Alexander GER 12
13 Goffin, David BEL 13
14 Berdych, Tomas CZE 14
15 Pouille, Lucas FRA 15
16 Monfils, Gael FRA 16
17 Carreno Busta, Pablo ESP 17
18 Sock, Jack USA 18
19 Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 19
20 Kyrgios, Nick AUS 20
21 Isner, John USA 21
22 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP 22
OUT Karlovic, Ivo CRO 23
OUT Cuevas, Pablo URU 24
25 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 25
26 Muller, Gilles LUX 26
27 Gasquet, Richard FRA 27
28 Querrey, Sam USA 28
OUT Fognini, Fabio ITA 29
30 Zverev, Mischa GER 30
31 Johnson, Steve USA 31
32 del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 32
33 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 33
34 Khachanov, Karen RUS 34
OUT Verdasco, Fernando ESP 35
OUT Simon, Gilles FRA 36
37 Schwartzman, Diego ARG 37
38 Haase, Robin NED 38
39 Ferrer, David ESP 39
40 Troicki, Viktor SRB 40
41 Harrison, Ryan USA 41
42 Coric, Borna CRO 42
43 Paire, Benoit FRA 43
OUT Klizan, Martin SVK 44
45 (SE)
46 (Q)
47 (Q)
48 (Q)
49 (Q)
50 (Q)
51 (Q)
52 (Q)
53 WC Pospisil, Vasek CAN 73
54 WC Polansky, Peter CAN 128
55 WC Shapovalov, Denis CAN 164
56 WC Schnur, Brayden CAN 213
Alternates:
IN Anderson, Kevin RSA 45
OUT Vesely, Jiri CZE 46
IN Young, Donald USA 47
IN Edmund, Kyle GBR 48
OUT Zeballos, Horacio ARG 49
OUT Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 50
IN Basilashvili, Nikoloz GEO 51
IN Medvedev, Daniil RUS 52
OUT Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 53
IN Chung, Hyeon KOR 54
OUT Evans, Daniel GBR 55

OUT Bedene, Aljaz GBR 56
OUT Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 57
OUT Sousa, Joao POR 58
OUT Darcis, Steve BEL 59
OUT Tomic, Bernard AUS 60
OUT Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 61
IN Mannarino, Adrian FRA 62
IN Tiafoe, Frances USA 63
OUT Nishioka, Yoshihito JPN 64
IN Donaldson, Jared USA 65
IN Sugita, Yuichi JPN 66
1. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 67
2. Dutra Silva, Rogerio BRA 68
3. Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA 69

 

ATP Master 1000 Montreal (CAN, Hard Outdoor) Qualifying:
OUT Mannarino, Adrian FRA 41
OUT Sugita, Yuichi JPN 43
OUT Edmund, Kyle GBR 47
OUT Medvedev, Daniil RUS 49
OUT Young, Donald USA 50
OUT Chung, Hyeon KOR 54
OUT Donaldson, Jared USA 58
OUT Tiafoe, Frances USA 62
OUT Sousa, Joao POR 63
10 Escobedo, Ernesto USA 67
11 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 68
12 Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA 72
13 Sela, Dudi ISR 73
14 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 76
OUT Dzumhur, Damir BIH 79
OUT Kokkinakis, Thanasi AUS @81
17 Copil, Marius ROU 85
18 Fabbiano, Thomas ITA 86
19 Gombos, Norbert SVK 87
20 Gulbis, Ernests LAT @99
OUT Monteiro, Thiago BRA 103
22 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 110
OUT Granollers, Marcel ESP 111
OUT Marchenko, Illya UKR 112
25 WC Dancevic, Frank CAN 422
26 WC Bester, Philip CAN 456
27 WC Sigouin, Benjamin CAN 922
28 (WC)
Alternates:
OUT Fritz, Taylor USA 120
IN Opelka, Reilly USA 126
OUT Polansky, Peter CAN 128
OUT Kozlov, Stefan USA 129
OUT Shapovalov, Denis CAN 161
IN Millot, Vincent FRA 169
OUT Ito, Tatsuma JPN 170
IN Smyczek, Tim USA 194
IN Whittington, Andrew AUS 197
OUT Novikov, Dennis USA 203
IN McGee, James IRL 206
OUT Smith, John-Patrick AUS 208
IN Bhambri, Yuki IND 212
IN Klein, Brydan GBR 226
OUT Ram, Rajeev USA 235
OUT Ymer, Elias SWE 237
IN Ebden, Matthew AUS 249
IN Harris, Lloyd RSA 254
IN Peliwo, Filip CAN 266
IN Harrison, Christian USA 279
IN Hurkacz, Hubert POL 299
OUT Viola, Matteo ITA 320
IN Sarmiento, Raymond USA 326
IN Saville, Luke AUS 373
OUT Matosevic, Marinko AUS 390
OUT Glasspool, Lloyd GBR 402
IN Dodig, Ivan CRO 412
1. Mousley, Bradley AUS 421
2. Dancevic, Frank CAN 422
3. Nys, Hugo FRA 450
4. Bester, Philip CAN 456
5. Kobelt, Peter USA 502

 

 

 

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Wrist Injury Threatening To End Holger Rune’s Olympic Dream

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Holger Rune will have a second medical opinion on Monday before deciding if he is fit enough to play at the Olympic Games, according to his team. 

The Danish world No.17 recently retired from his quarter-final match at the Hamburg Open due to a knee injury. The hope at the time was that his withdrawal would be just a precautionary measure ahead of the Olympics. However, he is also dealing with a second issue that appears to be more serious.

According to TV 2 Sport, Rune has been struggling with a wrist issue and underwent a scan on Sunday which his mother Aneke says ‘doesn’t look promising.’ Aneke is also the manager of her son’s career. Rune’s Olympic dreams now rest on the outcome of a second medical expert that he will visit tomorrow who has a better understanding of the sport. 

“Unfortunately, it does not look promising after the first medical opinion after the review of the scan of the wrist,” Aneke Rune told TV 2 Sport.

“We are waiting for two tennis-specific doctors who will give a second opinion tomorrow (Monday). Tennis wrists look different from regular wrists, so we’ll hold out hope for one more day.” 

Rune is one of three Danish players entered into the Olympic tennis event along with Caroline Wozniacki and Clara Tauson. The country has only won one medal in tennis before which was at the 1912 Games when Sofie Castenschiold won silver in the women’s indoor singles event. 

So far this season, the 21-year-old has won 27 matches on the Tour but is yet to claim a title. He reached the final of the Brisbane International and then the semi-finals of three more events. In the Grand Slams, he made it to the fourth round of the French Open and Wimbledon. 

It is not known when a final decision regarding Rune’s participation in Paris will be made.

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Hubert Hurkacz Undergoes ‘Knee Procedure’ Ahead of Olympic Bid

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Poland’s top player on the ATP Tour is not giving up on his dream of winning a medal at the Olympic Games despite recently undergoing a medical procedure.

World No.7 Hubert Hurkacz suffered a knee injury during his second round clash at Wimbledon against France’s Arthur Fils. In the fourth set tiebreak of their clash, Hurkacz dived for a shot but landed badly on his knee and required on-court medical attention. He then played two more points before retiring from the match. 

In a social media post published on Wednesday, the  27-year-old confirmed he underwent a procedure on his knee earlier this week but didn’t provide any further details.  Although Hurkacz has stated his intention to play at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, where the tennis event will be held on the clay at Roland Garros. 

“I had a knee procedure this Monday, but I’m feeling better already and my team and are dedicating extensive time each day to the rehab process.” He wrote on Instagram. 

“It’s a dream for every athlete to represent their country at the Olympics, and I want to make sure I am fully fit and ready before making the final decision to step on court. The aim is not only to participate, but to win a medal for my country.”

So far this season Hurkacz has won 34 out of 48 matches played on the Tour. He won the Estoril Open in April and was runner-up to Jannik Sinner in Halle. 

The Olympic tennis event is scheduled to begin a week Saturday on July 27th. Poland is yet to win a medal in the event but expectations are high with women’s No.1 Iga Swiatek also taking part. 

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Motivation, Pressure And Expectations – Novak Djokovic Targets History At Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic has broken numerous records throughout his career but he still feels the pressure of trying to make history in the sport. 

The world No.2 is through to his 10th Wimbledon final where he will play Carlos Alcaraz, who beat him at this stage of the tournament 12 months ago. There is plenty on the line for the Serbian who could equal Roger Federer’s record for most men’s titles won at SW19 and break the overall record for most major singles won in the sport if he triumphs over the Spaniard. Djokovic currently has 24 Grand Slam trophies to his name which is the same as Margaret Court, who won some of her titles before the Open Era started. 

“Obviously I’m aware that Roger [Federer] holds eight Wimbledons. I hold seven. History is on the line.” Djokovic said on Friday after beating Lorenzo Musetti.

“Also, the 25th potential Grand Slam. Of course, it serves as a great motivation, but at the same time it’s also a lot of pressure and expectations.”

Coming into Wimbledon, there had been doubts over Djokovic’s form after he underwent surgery to treat a knee injury he suffered at the French Open. However, he has defied the odds to reach the final. His run has also seen him beat Alexi Popyrin and Holger Rune before getting a walkover in the quarter-finals from Alex de Minaur, who sustained an injury during the tournament. Then on Friday, he overcame a spirited Musetti in three sets. 

Despite the challenge, Djokovic has insisted that his expectations to do well are always high no matter what the situation is. During what has been a roller-coaster first six months of the season, he is yet to win a title this year or beat a player currently ranked in the top 10. Although he will achieve both of these if her beats Alcaraz on Sunday. 

“Every time I step out on the court now, even though I’m 37 and competing with the 21-year-olds, I still expect myself to win most of the matches, and people expect me to win, whatever, 99% of the matches that I play.” He said.

“I always have to come out on the court and perform my best in order to still be at the level with Carlos [Alcaraz] or Jannik [Sinner] or Sascha [Zverev] or any of those guys, Daniil [Medvedev]. 

“This year hasn’t been that successful for me. It’s probably the weakest results the first six months I’ve had in many years. That’s okay. I had to adapt and accept that and really try to find also way out from the injury that I had and kind of regroup.”

Djokovic hopes that a Wimbledon win will help turn his season around like it has done in the past for him. 

“Wimbledon historically there’s been seasons where I wasn’t maybe playing at a desired level, but then I would win a Wimbledon title and then things would change.” He commented.

“For example, that was the case in 2018 when I had elbow surgery earlier in the year, dropped my rankings out of top 20, losing in fourth round of Australian Open, I think it was quarters of Roland-Garros, and just not playing the tennis that I want to play. Then I won Wimbledon and then won US Open and then later on became No.1 very soon.”

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Alcaraz is hoping to stop Djokovic in his tracks. Should he defend his title at Wimbledon, he would become the first player outside the Big Three to do so since Pete Sampras more than 20 years ago. He has won their only previous meeting on the grass but trails their head-to-head 3-2. 

“I’m sure he knows what he has to do to beat me,” said Alcaraz.

“But I’m ready to take that challenge and I’m ready to do it well.”

When the two players take to the court to play in the Wimbledon final, Djokovic will be 15 years and 348 days older than Alcaraz. Making it the largest age gap in a men’s Grand Slam final since the 1974 US Open. Whoever is victorious will receive £2,700,000 in prize money. 

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