TORONTO

  • Canada’s No. 1-ranked female singles player Genie Bouchard commences her 2017 Rogers Cup versus qualifier Donna Vekic. Bouchard made the third round last year.
  • Just a few days after making the quarter-finals in her first-ever WTA main draw, 17-year-old NextGen star and Canada’s own Bianca Andreescu will make her Rogers Cup debut against world No. 55 Timea Babos in primetime.
  • A few second-round matches are on the slate for the day, including No. 6 seed Caroline Wozniacki opposite qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova plus No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina versus rising star Daria Kasatkina.
  • Celebrity chef Rob Gentile be partaking in a cooking demonstration in the early evening and will be joined by a WTA star.
  • Genie Bouchard will also hit the doubles court, teaming up with new world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova. All-Canadian duo Charlotte Robillard-Millette and Carol Zhao are also in action.

MONTREAL

  • After reaching the second round at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank last year, Denis Shapovalov, at only 18 years of age, will try to repeat his success as he will take on Rogerio Dutra Silva.
  • Less than a month away from his 45th birthday, Daniel Nestor will play his first round match in what will be his 29th straight Rogers Cup appearance. Nestor has a 45-26 record at the tournament, has played with 12 different partners and won the doubles titles in 2000 and 2008.
  • Roger Federer will celebrate his 36th birthday on the same day as Canadian NextGen star Felix Auger-Aliassime, who will turn 17 on August 8.
  • The tournament’s third seed Dominic Thiem will play against his good friend Diego Schwartzman in his opening round match at Rogers Cup.