by Kate Flory
Rogers Cup participants Marin Cilic and Bernard Tomic took part in the warm up of a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition match on the centre court of the Rexall Centre in Toronto.
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with our Weekly Snapshot, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.
Who’s Playing This Week?
The sixth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year gets underway at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Rogers Cup: The Rogers Cup begins in Toronto on Monday, featuring seven of the Top 10 players and overall 23 of the Top 30 players in the South African Airways ATP Rankings. Olympic Games Gold Medallist Andy Murray makes a swift transition as he bids to win the Rogers Cup title for the third time. Defending champion and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic leads the field as he attempts to win his 12th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown and second of the season. Home favourite Milos Raonic flies the flag for Canada, while last week’s Washington, D.C., finalists, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Tommy Haas, also take the court.
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Juan Martin del Potro 8 (+1 spot)
Alexandr Dolgopolov 16 (+9 spots)
Tommy Haas 25 (+11 spots)
Radek Stepanek 40 (-14 spots)
Robin Haase 42 (-9 spots)
Igor Sijsling 74 (+28 spots) – Career High
Donald Young 84 (-25 spots)
Tobias Kamke 85 (+22 spots)
Ricardas Berankis 88 (+15 spots)
Grega Zemlja 96 (+18 spots) – Career High
Player To Watch: Milos Raonic
The Canadian No. 1 competes at his hometown tournament in Toronto, bidding to win his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy. The 21 year old is coming off a marathon effort at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he lost the third set of his second-round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 25-23. The right-hander has won two titles this season, lifting the trophy at the Aircel Chennai Open and the Sap Open in San Jose.
WEEK IN REVIEW
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Video Of The Week
Go behind-the-scenes at the Citi Open player party from a roof-top bar in Washington D.C., with a stunning back drop of the White House.
In Case You Missed It…
Olympics: Olympics: Andy Murray became the first British man to win a singles gold medal in 104 years on Sunday at the London 2012 Olympics Tennis Event. The third-seeded Scot defeated top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 56 minutes on Centre Court at Wimbledon, just four weeks after he lost The Championships final to the same player.
Murray: “Biggest Win Of My Life”
Olympics: Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the doubles gold medal on Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics Tennis Event. The top seeds defeated second-seeded Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6(2) in 88 minutes on Centre Court at the All England Club, Wimbledon.
Bryans: “This Is The Biggest Win Of Our Career”
Washington D.C.: Washington D.C.: Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov handed 34-year-old Tommy Haas his first loss in nine finals contested on U.S. soil, rallying past the German 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
Dolgopolov Shines In The Rain
• Rogers Cup players Marin Cilic and Bernard Tomic took part in the warm up of legendary basketball outfit The Harlem Globetrotters on centre court of the Rexall Centre in Toronto. More…
• At 35, Max Mirnyi became the oldest man to win a tennis medal since the sport was reinstated into the Olympic Games in 1988. He partnered Victoria Azarenka to mixed doubles gold with a 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Andy Murray and Laura Robson. More…
• ”Don’t feel too bad for me. I am very, very proud honestly to have won a silver,” said Roger Federer after his defeat to Andy Murray in the Gold Medal match. More…
Olympics | Washington D.C.
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