The pro tennis world is waiting to wrap up another intense season with the 2015 U.S. Open but until the final Major of the season arrives, the Canadian Open deserves our attention. The seven-day tennis event has already gotten underway, as tennis players hit the court starting on August 10. With four action-packed days and numerous star players still remaining in the tournament, of course, tennis fans have plenty to look for as the tourney continues to progress along.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took the Coupe Rogers (also known as Rogers Cup) in 2014, and the world’s 24th-best player will try to repeat as champion. Doing so won’t be easy, however, as the top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, is back to try to reclaim the top spot at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada, an event he won back-to-back in 2011 and 2012, and has claimed three times total. Rafael Nadal could also have something to say about how the finale goes down, as he took first-place in 2013 and eyes his fourth tourney win of the 2015 season. Nadal’s play had slipped overall this year, but a win at this year’s Rogers Cup would give him his third title in the tournament and help him warm up for a big finish at this year’s U.S. Open.
The star-studded Rogers Cup doesn’t get the attention the four Majors get, but the tourney remains a prestigious event where the top competitors battle it out. In action on August 12, when Canadian Open tickets are just $74 on average during the day, will be Nadal, Andy Murray and the defending men’s champion, Tsonga. The prices pick up from there ($245.20 at night for men’s), with Rogers Cup tickets going up to $264 on average on the 14th and finishing out at roughly $432.36 on average for the men’s final.
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The intensity doesn’t drop on the women’s side, which is being held in Toronto, as Agnieszka Radwanska tries to win back-to-back Rogers Cup titles. Serena Williams is naturally her top competition and the favorite to win, as she enters with three 2015 Grand Slam events under her belt and chases her third Canadian Open title in the last five years. Pricing for the women’s side is already rising, being $430.40 on average for session 7. Tickets only rise up to $578.68 on the 13th and settle to just under $400 on average on August 16 for the final.
Williams and Djokovic will once again look to be the favorites to win this tournament, like most other tourneys they’ve been involved with. However, the Canadian Open is a different beast and always leaves the door open to a new victor. Tsonga and Radwanska trying to repeat as champions puts another interesting spin on the tourney, which surely won’t fail to entertain fans checking out the action live.