Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Pictures
By Mike McIntyre
There was more rain on day two of the Rogers Cup in Toronto but things eventually cleared up and by the afternoon everything was back on schedule. Roger Federer made his hardcourt summer debut and three Canadians all made an exit from the tournament leaving Milos Raonic as the only Canuck remaining in the draw. Here are some of my favourite shots from around the grounds today. Enjoy!
Frank Dancevic practices in the morning despite the rain shower.
Philipp Kohlschreiber's shirt might have jinxed the German as he was defeated 6-3, 7-6(3) by Tommy Robredo.
The drying machines proved their worth today and made several appearances throughout the morning as the rain continued to fall.
There's a first for everything. Dancevic looks incredulous as he is asked to sign a fans purse.
An auction item of the last Toronto Maple Leafs team to win the Stanley Cup. Hopefully we don't have to wait that long for a Canadian to win the Rogers Cup!
Despite the wet courts, "La Monf" flashes a grin during morning practice.
World Number One Novak Djokovic grins as he prepares to return a shot to coach Marian Vajda. Djokovic makes his singles debut Wednesday in Toronto.
Warning: being the world number one comes with high pressure. At least Novak has an emergency exit!
Here we can see reality sinking in for 612th ranked Brayden Schnur of Canada who fell 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round to Andreas Seppi who is ranked 561 spots higher than him on the ATP World Tour.
Someone finally got a smile out of the normally very professional Milos Raonic. Had to be the Djoker!
Wildcard Jack Sock celebrates his 6-1, 6-3 win over Jurgen Melzer.
Dancevic faltered today in a match he should have found a way to win. He goes down 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 to Donald Young.
To say Young was happy with the result was an understatement.
Likely the scariest serve on the tour. "Dr." Ivo Karlovic
Monfils battled back from a 1-5 deficit in the second set to beat Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5.
Tough day for Vasek Pospisil who admitted he has simply, "been on the road a lot of weeks." He loses the rematch with Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-5.
And then there was Federer. Playing in his first match since an epic final at Wimbledon he looked ready to rock. Broken in his first service game of the night, Federer would not have any more hiccups in a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Peter Polansky.
The view from the very top of the Rexall Centre tonight for the Federer/Polansky match.
Former world Number One and six time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg was inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame this evening.
Federer doing some post-match press to end his night.
Stan Wawrinka saved a match point against close friend Benoit Paire and prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) to end another fantastic day of tennis in Toronto.
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