Monday at the Rogers Cup in Pictures
By Mike McIntyre
Canada's biggest tennis tournament got underway in Toronto on Monday as round one of the Rogers Cup began. Here are a few shots from around the grounds of the Rexall Centre as taken by yours truly.
Canadian doubles legend Daniel Nestor celebrating what he called, "championship point at Wimby" against partner Nenad Zimonjic.
Gael Monfils of France was all smiles as he practiced with American Jack Sock. The jury is still out on the goatee though.
Denis Istomin won for "coolest shades" of the day, but little else as he went down in three sets to Marin Cilic in the first match of the day on Centre Court.
Andy Murray practicing under the watchful eye of coach Amelie Mauresmo.
Milos Raonic receiving his "welcome to the big boys club" award, aka top ten award, from ATP World Tour President Chris Kermode.
You know you're pro when you have your name on your tennis bag as Tommy Robredo does here.
No that's not security standing behind world number 8 Grigor Dimitrov, but his coach Roger Rasheed.
Lleyton Hewitt's struggles at the Rogers Cup continued today as he was defeated 6-1, 6-2 by Julien Benneteau to drop his career record at the event to 9-10.
The biggest grin on the ATP World Tour goes to Vasek Pospisil without a doubt. As soon as the first smile broke, all the photographers in the room started snapping pictures in a collective frenzy.
It's not every day that you get to ask questions to your childhood idol. Here is Stefan Edberg, six time Grand Slam champion and current coach to Roger Federer. He is being inducted Tuesday night into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame.
Frenchman Julie Benneteau fields questions from but a single reporter following his victory over Lleyton Hewitt.
Only Roger Federer could get away with a behind the back volley!
Practice with coach Edberg nearby
I can't think of better suited partnership than Federer and Edberg. Both class acts through and through.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga kicks-off the night session on Centre Court.
Ivan Dodig proved to be a handful for John Isner while the American's towel was clearly a mouthful. Dodig prevailed in three sets.
Grand Slam champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka head out at 10pm to start their doubles match together. A victory sends them up against Canadian Daniel Nestor and his partner Nenad Zimonjic next.
Photo cred on the above picture only: David Li
Celebrating his first Rogers Cup victory in four years, Canada's Peter Polansky autographs the camera.
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