Milos Raonic And Genie Bouchard To Serve Into Rogers Cup

It’s not one of the Grand Slam events, but Canadians can proudly say the Canadian Open Rogers Cup is one of the premier tournaments on the road to the US Open – the last Grand Slam of the season.  The world’s top rated players head to Toronto and Montreal this weekend where qualifying matches will decide who plays in the first round beginning Monday August 4.

Canada’s top ranked tennis stars Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are slated to serve up some intense gameplay.  Both players are seeded in the world’s top ten rankings, meaning they automatically qualify for the first round.  However, they face stiff competition against the world’s elite tennis players, including Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams who are the betting favourites and former Canadian Open champions.

Raonic will face off against the men in Toronto, while Bouchard goes head to head with the women in Montreal.  Both players reached the top 10 world rankings for the first time in their careers this season, and are hoping to build on their success at past tournaments here at home.

Raonic competed in all three Grand Slams this season, and finished in a higher round at each successive major.  He has also established credible rivalries with two of the Big Four tennis elites – Novak Djokovic, who he lost to at the French Open quarterfinal and Roger Federer, who knocked him out at Wimbledon’s semifinal. 

Both world champions recognize Raonic as a rising superstar, with Djokovic complimenting the Canadian as having “one of the best serves in the world.”

Genie is emerging as one of the world’s most popular tennis players, establishing a loyal fanbase in Canada and all over the world.  She reached new heights in her career when she played in the Wimbledon final against Petra Kvitova.  Unfortunately for Genie and Canada, the bets that she would win her first championship did not pay out as Kvitova won Wimbledon.

However, Genie is the only player to have reached the semifinals in all three Grand Slams which helped her become the 7th best tennis player in the world – all at the age of 20 years old.  Genie, like Raonic, is becoming a force to be reckoned with in tennis, and is helping establish Canada’s credibility in the game all around the world.

Seeing one, if not both Canadian superstars win the Rogers Cup would be incredible for Canadian fans.  Time will tell if they can both serve up aces or end up faulting into trouble.

It’s not one of the Grand Slam events, but Canadians can proudly say the Canadian Open Rogers Cup is one of the premier tournaments on the road to the US Open – the last Grand Slam of the season.  The world’s top rated players head to Toronto and Montreal this weekend where qualifying matches will decide who plays in the first round beginning Monday August 4.

Canada’s top ranked tennis stars Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are slated to serve up some intense gameplay.  Both players are seeded in the world’s top ten rankings, meaning they automatically qualify for the first round.  However, they face stiff competition against the world’s elite tennis players, including Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams who are the betting favourites and former Canadian Open champions.

Raonic will face off against the men in Toronto, while Bouchard goes head to head with the women in Montreal.  Both players reached the top 10 world rankings for the first time in their careers this season, and are hoping to build on their success at past tournaments here at home.

Raonic competed in all three Grand Slams this season, and finished in a higher round at each successive major.  He has also established credible rivalries with two of the Big Four tennis elites – Novak Djokovic, who he lost to at the French Open quarterfinal and Roger Federer, who knocked him out at Wimbledon’s semifinal. 

Both world champions recognize Raonic as a rising superstar, with Djokovic complimenting the Canadian as having “one of the best serves in the world.”

Genie is emerging as one of the world’s most popular tennis players, establishing a loyal fanbase in Canada and all over the world.  She reached new heights in her career when she played in the Wimbledon final against Petra Kvitova.  Unfortunately for Genie and Canada, the bets that she would win her first championship did not pay out as Kvitova won Wimbledon.

However, Genie is the only player to have reached the semifinals in all three Grand Slams which helped her become the 7th best tennis player in the world – all at the age of 20 years old.  Genie, like Raonic, is becoming a force to be reckoned with in tennis, and is helping establish Canada’s credibility in the game all around the world.

Seeing one, if not both Canadian superstars win the Rogers Cup would be incredible for Canadian fans.  Time will tell if they can both serve up aces or end up faulting into trouble.