More Tennis Stars Pull Out Of Rogers Cup

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FEDERER AND NADAL PULL OUT OF ROGERS CUP 

Toronto – Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that world No. 3 Roger Federer and world No. 4 Rafael Nadal have withdrawn from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto.

“I have made the tough decision to withdraw from Rogers Cup,” said Federer. “Toronto is one of my favourite events on the calendar and I am disappointed that I won’t be able to compete in front of the great tennis fans in Canada. Looking ahead, it is best for me that I take more time after Wimbledon. I look forward to coming back to Canada next year and I wish Karl Hale and everyone at Tennis Canada a very successful tournament.”

Nadal has not played since withdrawing from the French Open after sustaining a wrist injury.

“I am disappointed to announce I won’t be able to come to Toronto to play this year,” said Nadal.  “I only started practicing a week ago after my wrist injury and I am not ready to play such an important event. I am very much looking forward to playing in Toronto in a couple of years since I have always been treated great in that tournament and have a lot of great Canadian fans.” 

“Roger and Rafa are two of the most popular players in the world and not having them in Toronto is extremely unfortunate,” said tournament director Karl Hale. “But with current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Canadian star Milos Raonic confirmed for Toronto, along with a host of other top ATP players, the calibre of tennis and entertainment will be world-class.”

Due to these withdrawals, Canada’s Vasek Pospisil will now gain direct entry into the main draw instead of using the wild card position he was initially granted. Final wild card spots will be announced on Wednesday.

An updated player list for Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto can be found below:  

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Toronto Player List
*rankings as of July 18, 2016

  

  PLAYER COUNTRY RANKING
1 Novak Djokovic SRB 1
2 Stan Wawrinka SUI 5
3 Kei Nishikori JPN 6
4 Milos Raonic CAN 7
5 Tomas Berdych CZE 8
6 Dominic Thiem AUT 9
7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 10
8 David Goffin BEL 11
9 Marin Cilic CRO 12
10 Roberto Bautista Agut ESP 15
11 John Isner USA 16
12 Gael Monfils FRA 17
13 Nick Kyrgios AUS 18
14 Bernard Tomic AUS 19
15 Pablo Cuevas URU 20
16 Feliciano Lopez ESP 21
17 Lucas Pouille FRA 22
18 Philipp Kohlschreiber GER 23
19 Benoit Paire FRA 24
20 Steve Johnson USA 25
21 Jack Sock USA 26
22 Alexander Zverev GER 27
23 Martin Klizan SVK 28
24 Sam Querrey USA 29
25 Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP 31
26 Joao Sousa POR 32
27 Kevin Anderson RSA 33
28 Viktor Troicki SRB 34
29 Ivo Karlovic CRO 35
30 Gilles Muller LUX 36
31 Alexandr Dolgopolov UKR 37
32 Jeremy Chardy FRA 38
33 Fabio Fognini ITA 39
34 Grigor Dimitrov BUL 40
35 Marcos Baghdatis CYP 41
36 Andrey Kuznetsov RUS 42
37 Federico Delbonis ARG 43
38 Nicolas Mahut FRA 44
39 Nicolas Almagro ESP 45
40 Marcel Granollers ESP 46
41 Borna Coric CRO 53
42 Pablo Carreno Busta ESP 56
43 Vasek Pospisil CAN 98
44 Janko Tipsarevic SRB 408 *
45 Special Exemption    
46 Denis Shapovalov (WC) CAN 371
47 Wild Card    
48 Wild Card    
49 Wild Card    
50 Qualifier    
51 Qualifier    
52 Qualifier    
53 Qualifier    
54 Qualifier    
55 Qualifier    
56 Qualifier    


*used a protected ranking of No. 39 to gain main draw entry

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto will take place from July 23-31 at Aviva Centre on York University campus.

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