By Britwatch Team

  • Top Seeds: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev
  • 2016 Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • CLICK our featured players for stats from TennisAbstract
  • British Interest: Kyle Edmund
MONTREAL, CANADA – The World No. 1 spot is at stake as Rafael Nadal comes in as the top seed together with Andy Murray’s withdrawal.




Coupe Rogers Draw & Results

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Order of Play


ATP Montreal Results

ATP Montreal $4,662,300 R2 9 Aug
R Haase (NED) 64 61 E Escobedo [LL] (USA)
R Bautista Agut [12] (ESP) 75 62 R Harrison (USA)
G Monfils 67(4) 75 76(6) K Nishikori [5] (JPN)
R Federer [2] (SUI) 62 61 P Polansky [WC] (CAN)
D Shapovalov [WC] (CAN) 63 76(4) JM Del Potro (ARG)
D Ferrer (ESP) 76(7) 36 61 J Sock [15] (USA)
G Dimitrov [7] (BUL) 63 36 63 M Zverev (GER)
K Anderson (RSA) 63 76(6) P Carreno Busta [11] (ESP)
N Kyrgios [16] (AUS) 62 63 P Lorenzi (ITA)
A Zverev [4] (GER) 63 46 76(3) R Gasquet (FRA)
R Nadal [1] (ESP) 61 62 B Coric (CRO)
H Chung (KOR) 75 63 D Goffin [9] (BEL)
A Mannarino (FRA) 64 64 M Raonic [6] (CAN)
S Querrey (USA) 61 36 64 J-W Tsonga [8] (FRA)


ATP Montreal $4,662,300 R1 8 Aug
B Coric (CRO) 62 64 M Youzhny [LL] (RUS)
P Lorenzi (ITA) 76(3) 06 62 F Tiafoe (USA)
H Chung (KOR) 61 46 76(3) F Lopez (ESP)
S Querrey (USA) 46 76(4) 75 V Millot [Q]
P Carreno Busta [11] (ESP) 36 63 62 K Khachanov (RUS)
D Shapovalov [WC] (CAN) 46 76(8) 64 R Dutra Silva (BRA)
D Goffin [9] (BEL) 46 61 64 Y Sugita (JPN)
K Anderson (RSA) 63 76(1) D Sela [Q] (ISR)
J Sock [15] (USA) 76(4) 63 PH Herbert [Q] (FRA)
J Donaldson (USA) 62 75 B Paire (FRA)
D Schwartzman (ARG) 64 67(7) 75 D Thiem [3] (AUT)
E Escobedo [LL] (USA) 76(4) 64 N Basilashvili (GEO)


ATP Montreal $4,662,300  R1 7 Aug
N Kyrgios [16] (AUS) 61 62 V Troicki (SRB)
J Donaldson (USA) 76(5) 76(8) L Pouille [13] (FRA)
R Haase (NED) 63 63 A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
M Zverev (GER) 64 67(5) 63 N Gombos [Q] (SVK)
B Paire (FRA) 63 57 64 D Young (USA)
G Monfils 26 76(1) 61 S Johnson
D Ferrer (ESP) 67(5) 64 63 K Edmund (GBR
R Harrison (USA) 63 75 T Fabbiano [Q] (ITA)
D Schwartzman (ARG) 63 67(2) 64 R Opelka [Q] (USA)
R Gasquet (FRA) 76(5) 57 61 B Schnur [WC] (CAN)
JM Del Potro (ARG) 75 75 J Isner [14] (USA)
A Mannarino (FRA) 63 61 D Medvedev (RUS)
P Polansky [WC] (CAN) 75 62 V Pospisil [WC] (CAN)
R Bautista Agut [12] (ESP) 76(4) 61 T Smyczek [Q] (USA)


The Top Seeds

[1] Rafael Nadal

Being a World No.1 is not new for Nadal, but after the injury lay-offs and the spell where he had a lack of confidence and with two Slam finals this year, and of course La Decima, he arguably is deservedly closing in on the No. 1 spot.

He left Wimbledon a lot earlier than planned, and he returns to the Canada Masters for the first time since 2015. He is a three time winner here and arrives fresh as he starts his US Open build up. He needs to reach the semi-finals to be assured of the top spot for the first time since June 2014.


[2] Roger Federer

Roger Federer, ATP Montreal

Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock | Roger Federer

Hot on Nadal’s heels for the top spot is Federer who is also in the running for the top spot over the US hard-court summer, although it won’t be in Canada. It has been even longer since he graced the Canada Masters, but his last appearance was a loss in the final in 2014 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Of course both players are shining beacons of how a prolonged absence from the game can increase longevity and with the news now of another current Top 5 player, compatriot Stan Wawrinka out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, the way is clear for both Nadal and Federer to close out the year with the same dominance they displayed at the start.


[3] Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem, ATP Montreal

Charles Baus/CSM/REX/Shutterstock | Dominic Thiem

It seems fitting that the two other top seeds are made up of the two players that are widely regarded as the ones to eventually rule the roost. Thiem returned in Washington and despite losing in just his second round, he seemed encouraged by his start of the US hard-court season. The young Austrian has had a few flurries of greatness this year, with wins over Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

The question is can he kick on and win one when it counts? In order to live up to his seeding it would help if he could manage to get past a single round – something he has not managed in three attempts so far. Looking at his draw, you would have to give him a good chance to break his duck at least.


[4] Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev, ATP Montreal

Photo by PETE MAROVICH/EPA/REX/Shutterstock | Alexander Zverev


The first of the ‘youngsters’ to win a Masters, ousting Djokovic to do it, this is another chance for Zverev o prove his mettle. He certainly has started the hard court swing well with a deep run in Washington, and his section of the draw looks good enough to take him to at least a third round clash with contemporary Nick Kyrgios.

The Coupe Rogers takes place between 7-13 August (BST -5 hours)



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