PISE’s Robert Bettauer Announcing at Rogers Cup


Louise Hodgson-Jones

August 1, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) –  The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), Victoria, BC is excited to announce that CEO Robert Bettauer will be a tennis analyst for the 2013 Rogers Cup, to be held in Toronto and Montreal from August 5 – 9.

Bettauer, a former Canadian Davis Cup player, will be an analyst on the host desk for the men’s event at the Uniprix Stadium, Montreal along with Damien Cox and host Brad Fay, as well as providing regular colour commentary on select matches throughout the week. Competing on the men’s side will be the top 40 ranked players, headlined by Canadian Milos Raonic, ranked 13 in the world. The tournament will also feature current world No. 1 and defending Rogers Cup champion Novak Djokovic, eight-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. In the women’s event at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, 24 of the top 25 players will be competing including current world No. 1 and former Rogers Cup winner Serena Williams, as well as former world No. 1 players Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic. Eugenie Bouchard, the rising Canadian WTP talent, is also playing.

Bettauer has an extensive history as a senior sports leader in Canada with previous roles as the founding President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario, and the Director of Tennis Development for Tennis Canada. As an athlete Robert won several national tennis titles and was a member of Canada’s Davis Cup Team, while also holding an ATP Tour world ranking in singles and doubles for a number of years. As a national coach Robert ran Tennis Canada’s first Western Canadian high performance training centre at UBC, and helped coach the Davis Cup team leading to coaching Canada’s tennis team at the Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona. Bettauer has provided television commentary and analysis on tennis for over 25 years at the Rogers Cup, Olympics and Davis Cup. He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame, a Board member of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame and continues to be an active tennis player and coach. An on-going presenter on sport development topics, he has a Masters in sport psychology and regularly provides mental training education on enhanced performance.

More information on the Rogers Cup can be seen on www.rogerscup.com. The tournament will broadcast on Sportsnet http://www.sportsnet.ca/.