Toronto Masters, also known as Rogers Cup is a distinguished professional tennis tournament which is owned and organised by Tennis Canada. The tournament has been conducted since 1881 for men, which makes it one of the oldest ones in the history of tennis.
Rogers Cup is classified as Master 1000 tournament on ATP and with a hefty prize money it usually attracts the biggest players from all over the world. Legendary players like Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have hailed the tournament in the past and it will be a similar picture this year as well.
Montreal and Toronto usually hold the responsibilities of hosting the tournament. The 2018 Toronto Masters will be played at Aviva Centre from August 6 to August 12.
The 2018 Rogers Cup will offer a huge sum of $5,315,025 in prize money and the total financial commitment for the tournament is $5,939,970.
In the Men’s Singles, German player Alexander Zverev who is world number three at the moment won the 2017 edition of the tournament after defeating Roger Federer 6-3 and 6-4.
In the Men’s Doubles category, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig 6–4, 3–6, [10–6] to win the doubles title.
Defending champion Alexander Zverev of Germany will do everything in his power to defend the title this year. However, it won’t be that easy since Rogers Cup will be filled with talents around the world.
World number one Rafael Nadal is in the competition and will be looking to win the title after his exit in the Wimbledon semi finals.
Serbian player Novak Djokovic, who recently won the Wimbledon title is back in form. He is surely one of the most fearsome opponents in the competition.
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina who is number four in the world will definitely try his best to stand up against the top players in the tournament.
Few more players who are favorites going into the competition are Marin Cilic of Croatia, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, English star Andy Murray and Kevin Anderson of South Africa.