Three members of the ‘Big Four’ have confirmed their participation in the 2014 Rogers Cup in Toronto, as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal and world No. 3 Roger Federer will all take part in the Masters 1000 event in August. Apart from Cincinnati the following week, the Roger’s Cup will serve as a warmup event for the US Open a few weeks later.
Nadal is the defending champion at the event, while Djokovic and Federer are multiple time winners of the tournament.
“With one of the greatest player fields on the ATP World Tour combined with our new art of tennis theme and the exciting enhancements we’ve made throughout the grounds, we know this is going to be one of our best tournaments ever,” tournament director Karl Hale told canada.com.”All of the top players are looking forward to returning to Toronto this year, and they will undoubtedly provide world-class action every day.”
Milos Raonic, who rose to world No. 6 following his semi-final showing at the Wimbledon Championships, will also take part in the event. He is also last year’s runner-up, as he lost to Nadal in the final.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Toronto and playing Rogers Cup in my hometown,” stated Raonic. “There are only a few opportunities in a year that I get to play at home in front of Canadian fans and I’m eager to do well again this year. I always feel comfortable here as this is where I grew up and this is one of the best places in the world to play.”