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ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:38:43 PM »
Name: Rogers Cup
Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Place: Toronto, Canada
Date: 06.08.2012-12.08.2012
Draw Size: S-48 D-24
Surface: Hard
Prize Money: $ 2,648,700
Total Financial Commitment: $ 3,218,700
Official Site: http://www.rogerscup.com/men/english/home.php

Rogers Cup Returns To Toronto In 2012



First held in 1881, the world famous Canadian Open is the oldest ongoing tennis tournament after Wimbledon and the US Open. The Rogers Cup, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 hard-court tournament, rotates between two major Canadian cities, Toronto and Montreal. Ivan Lendl won a record six singles titles in nine final appearances (1980-83, 1985, 1987-89, 1992). The Rogers Cup is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.

Who is playing
Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Milos Raonic, Mardy Fish



Djokovic Defending Champion
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic is attempting to retain the Rogers Cup title he won a year ago in Montreal with victory over Mardy Fish. The 25-year-old Serbian has an illustrious collection of 11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies and is bidding to win his second of the season after victory in Miami.

Murray Chasing Hat-Trick - World No. 4 Andy Murray suffered a shock second-round exit to Kevin Anderson last year, but will hope for a third Rogers Cup title after triumphs in 2009 (d. del Potro) and 2010 (d. Federer).

Raonic Flies Flag - Canadian No. 1 Milos Raonic bids to win his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy as the Rogers Cup returns to his hometown. The 21 year old has never won a main draw match at this event.

Hoping To Go One Better - On only his third appearance at the Rogers Cup last year Mardy Fish reached the final, finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic. The American has lost four Masters 1000 finals.



Past Champions
Year   Draws   Singles   Doubles
2011   S|D   Novak Djokovic   Michael Llodra / Nenad Zimonjic
2010   S|D   Andy Murray   Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
2009   S|D   Andy Murray   Mahesh Bhupathi / Mark Knowles
2008   S|D   Rafael Nadal   Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjic
2007   S|D   Novak Djokovic   Mahesh Bhupathi / Pavel Vizner
2006   S|D   Roger Federer   Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
2005   S|D   Rafael Nadal   Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett
2004   S|D   Roger Federer   Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes
2003   S|D   Andy Roddick   Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi
2002   S|D   Guillermo Canas   Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
2001   S|D   Andrei Pavel   Jiri Novak / David Rikl
2000   S|D   Marat Safin   Sebastien Lareau / Daniel Nestor
1999   S|D   Thomas Johansson   Jonas Bjorkman / Patrick Rafter
1998   S|D   Patrick Rafter   Martin Damm / Jim Grabb
1997   S|D   Chris Woodruff   Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes
1996   S|D   Wayne Ferreira   Patrick Galbraith / Paul Haarhuis
1995   S|D   Andre Agassi   Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andrei Olhovskiy
1994   S|D   Andre Agassi   Byron Black / Jonathan Stark
1993   S|D   Mikael Pernfors   Jim Courier / Mark Knowles
1992   S|D   Andre Agassi   Patrick Galbraith / Danie Visser
1991   S|D   Andrei Chesnokov   Patrick Galbraith / Todd Witsken
1990   S|D   Michael Chang   Paul Annacone / David Wheaton
1989   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Kelly Evernden / Todd Witsken
1988   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Ken Flach / Robert Seguso
1987   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Pat Cash / Stefan Edberg
1986   S|D   Boris Becker   Chip Hooper / Mike Leach
1985   S|D   John McEnroe   Ken Flach / Robert Seguso
1984   S|D   John McEnroe   Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
1983   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Sandy Mayer / Ferdi Taygan
1982   S|D   Vitas Gerulaitis   Steve Denton / Mark Edmondson
1981   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Raul Ramirez / Ferdi Taygan
1980   S|D   Ivan Lendl   Bruce Manson / Brian Teacher
1979   S|D   Bjorn Borg   Peter Fleming / John McEnroe
1978   S|D   Eddie Dibbs   Wojtek Fibak / Tom Okker
1977   S|D   Jeff Borowiak   Bob Hewitt / Raul Ramirez
1976   S|D   Guillermo Vilas   Bob Hewitt / Raul Ramirez
1975   S|D   Manuel Orantes   Cliff Drysdale / Raymond Moore
1974   S|D   Guillermo Vilas   Manuel Orantes / Guillermo Vilas
1973   S|D   Tom Okker   Rod Laver / Ken Rosewall
1972   S|D   Ilie Nastase   Ilie Nastase / Ion Tiriac
1971   S|D   John Newcombe   Tom Okker / Marty Riessen
1970   S|D   Rod Laver   Bill Bowrey / Marty Riessen
1969   S|D   Cliff Richey   Ron Holmberg / John Newcombe

Points/Prize Money (Singles)
    Points   Prize $
 W   1,000   522,550
 F   600   256,220
 SF   360   128,960
 QF   180   65,575
 R16   90   34,050
 R32   45   17,950
 R48   10   9,695      
 Q   25   
 Q3   0   0
 Q2   16   2,145
 Q1   0   1,095
Points/Prize Money (Doubles)
    Points   Prize $
 W   1,000   155,490
 F   600   76,120
 SF   360   38,180
 QF   180   19,600
 R16      10,130
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 04:57:35 PM »
the draw!

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Qualifer vs Bernard Tomic (AUS)
(SE) Sam Querrey (USA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
(13) Kei Nishikori (JPN)
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(9) Gilles Simon (FRA)
Tommy Haas (GER) vs David Nalbandian (ARG)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
(6) Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
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(3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Donald Young (USA)
Qualifier vs Marcel Granollers (ESP)
(15) Florian Mayer (GER)
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(10) Marin Cilic (CRO)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
(5) Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
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(7) Juan Monaco (ARG)
(WC) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
(WC) Peter Polansky (CAN) vs Qualifier
(11) Mardy Fish (USA)
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(14) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs (WC) Frank Dancevic (CAN)
Qualifier vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)
(4) Tomas Berdych (CZE)
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(8) John Isner (USA)
Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs Lukas Lacko (SVK)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Qualifier
(12) Philipp Kolhscreiber (GER)
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(16) Milos Raonic (USA)
Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Qualifier vs Qualifier
(2) Andy Murray (GBR)

Seeds - rank
1 Djokovic, 2
2 Muuay, 4
3 Tsonga, 6
4 Berdych, 7
5 Tipsarevic, 8
6 Del Potro, 9
7 Monaco, 10
8 Isner, 11
9 Simon, 13
10 Cilic, 14
11 Fish, 15
12 Kohlschreiber, 16
13 Nishikori, 17
14 Gasquet, 20
15 Mayer, 22
16 Raonic, 23
last direct acceptance
Lacko, 60
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 05:26:22 PM »
Murray and Djokovic haven't pulled out yet?

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 05:44:59 PM »
Tommy Haas (GER) vs David Nalbandian (ARG)  boom  :\
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 12:51:21 PM »
Murray and Djokovic haven't pulled out yet?

Not sure about Djokovic? i don't think Murray will play but could be wrong.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 08:54:54 PM »
Looking to this tournament but if i was Djokovic or Murray I'd pull out.
 
Both are playing a lot and it seems too much before the USO.
 
 
 

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 10:08:10 PM »
Idea should be preventing injure and better preparation before US open, but Djokovic has a lot of points need to defence and Murray has chance to earn free points.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 11:12:04 PM »
Murray and Djokovic haven't pulled out yet?

Not sure about Djokovic? i don't think Murray will play but could be wrong.
it looks like both Djoko and Murray will play ... It might be too much before the USO. I just hope they don't burn out.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 04:08:22 AM »
Nah, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro are <=25 years of age, they should be able to handle this.

Murray traditionally plays well in Toronto. With Nadal and Federer not competing, Murray will be seeded No. 2, and given his form he should be able to reach the final without too many problems.

Furthermore, Murray looks so fit. I think that he should play in a sleeveless shirt and show off his biceps.


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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 04:23:16 AM »
Since 2004 look @ the winners in Rogers Cup.
2011   S|D   Novak Djokovic   
2010   S|D   Andy Murray   
2009   S|D   Andy Murray   
2008   S|D   Rafael Nadal   
2007   S|D   Novak Djokovic   
2006   S|D   Roger Federer
2005   S|D   Rafael Nadal   
2004   S|D   Roger Federer   
All above have won twice,one of the above could have had 3 wins if all played in Rogers Cup :(  ATM Nole & Murray have the chance to make it 3 wins.In away i think it's a shame but understand why Nadal & Fed are not playing.

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ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 09:16:22 AM »
Roger knows his body and always adjust his schedule better than anyone - so I was not surprised that he pulled out. It's not so much that Murray and Novak and Del Po bodies are in shape and that they are young - but they are changing surface and a time change too. Hope they can adjust pretty good. Then again - they are not playing until around Wednesday, right? So...since they are "young", maybe they will adjust. Roger, Ferrer,...remember - they are older! Lol


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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 07:44:15 PM »
Fingers crossed Andy wins this masters & pulls out of the one after ://

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 08:12:58 PM »
This is my favorite Master tournament, but somehow I feel flat a bit this year as so many top players withdrew. I don't know what to expect. I only hope that Nole can defend his title ... if not, Murray all the way.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 08:18:33 PM »
toronto and cincy back to back. rough assignment for anybody but it got a little easier for some since fed and the clay warrior are skipping toronto.
 
i dont think murray can deal with the great serbian slayer on hard courts if he is healthy.
 
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 03:44:41 AM »
Note that it's not just the number of tournament they played, but also how far they go in each tournament.  Consider FedEx usually show up in the final in almost all of the major tournaments in the past.  He played a lot more tennis than a lot of the youngsters.   I think the top 5 should all pull out of this tournament, it's just silly to play such a tight schedule, they haven't even recover from jet lag yet, in to mention putting up a good match.  ://
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 06:42:18 AM »
If Andy does well here, he could become #3. And possibly #1/#2 after the US Open, if Lady Luck favours him.
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 09:41:02 AM »
I read somewhere (have no link) that Murray is going to Toronto but will decide later if he wants to compete in the Rogers Cup. Seems a sensible way of doing it. He got to the final at Wimbledon, won the OG gold for singles & silver for mixed doubles.  He is bound to be tired.   However, with any of the top players absent, the field opens up for the remaining players & with his confidence boosted, I would expect him to play & win the title this year.     Between him & Djokovic, Djokovic somehow looks the more vulnerable at present.

I think this title is on Murrays racquet.   

Whilst Djokovic seems more vulnerable at present, he is capable of righting the ship with alacrity when feeling settled. So I put him as a close second for this title, followed by Del Potro who is looking increasingly happier on court.  I just  love that forehand of his. His performance at the OG will also have given him confidence.

Others that might surprise us include Tsonga & Raonic - the latter could get the momentum he needs on home turf.

Lets see.
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 10:16:28 AM »
is Canada playing any faster this year? Murray is better at cinci and USO- faster courts

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 02:49:27 PM »
Tommy playing very good, takes the 1st set 6-2, and will start the 2nd!
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 03:06:43 PM »
Amazing to see Tommy's resurgence, he will be very dangerous in Canada/Cincy.
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