Rogers Cup day 5

It’s quarterfinal day at the Rogers Cup in Montreal and Toronto and there’s some really interesting matches on the program.

Let’s look on the women at first:

  • Osaka and Williams are meeting each other for the first time since the controversial US open final 2018.

Doesn’t we all remember the final in New York last year? Serena being so frustrated on the judge that she was punished at that made her even more angry? And poor Naomi Osaka winning her first Grand Slam, but was not the one given attention after the big trophy was giving to her. How

  • Second H2H for young Kenin and 2017-winner Svitolina

Can the upcoming Sofia Kenin, currently no. 29 and no. 16 in race to Shenzhen beat Elina Svitolina, whose a well established player on the WTA-tour and who has her strength at the hardcourt surface and just got her first semifinal at a Grand Slam at the Wimbledon last month? It will be a really tight match like we saw it at their first match where Svitolina won a three-set match after 2:30 hour.

  • Homeground favorit Andreescu against Pliskova

Pliskova has had an amazing 2019 so far with only a few breakdowns and bad results. Bianca Andreescu, the canadian sweetheart, blow us all away in the beginning of 2019 winning her first WTA-title in Indian Wells and just beating several top 10-players, but ran into an injury costing the most of the spring. On the other side of the net will she face Pliskova, currently no. 3 and have already won 3 tittles this year. It will be very interesting to watch who will come out of this game as a winner!

  • Wimbledon champion against the underdog Bouzkova

Only ranked as no. 91 it is hard to see what the 21-year old can do against a strong Simona Halep, who beats all when she is playing her best, as we have just seen in The championship, Wimbledon. Can they bring us a tight match or will Halep just run her easely over?

On the mens side we only have top 20 players left, leaving it with a very open tournament, of course with a favorit in Rafael Nadal as usual when Federer and Djokovic are not playing.

  • Clay court spealist Dominic Thiem losing to russian Medvedev

While this post is being written Thiem has already lost to a well playing Daniil Medvedev, whose in a good streak just loosing the final last week in Washington leaving Thiem with no chance left.

  • Nadal facing tricky Fognini

You never know what you gonna get from Fabio Fognini and we can’t just say it’s a safe win for Nadal as Fognini can play some of the best and most entertaining tennis in the world as he showed us in Monaco this year. But if Nadal plays his best it’s gonna be almost impossible for Fognini to have a chance

  • Wimbledon semifinalist meeting entertainer Monfils

Bautist-agut and Monfils have played each other four times before of which Monfils have won three, leaving it an interesting match where both players can come out as a winner

  • Khachanov vs. Zverev

Last but not least we have the to russian born players currently no. 7 and 8 on the ATP-ranking and with a 2-1 standing to Zverev H2H it is hard to say who will come out as the winner and end up in the semifinal. Zverev took the win in Montreal in 2017 and he almost mustn’t remember how it is to loose in this city.

Who do you think would win the matches?

Did you know?

That Rogers Cup is being played in both Montreal and Toronto. This year the men are playing in Montreal and the women in Toronto, but it changes from year to year which of the cities they play in.

Rafael Nadal are mens champion from 2018 in Toronto and Simona Halep womens champion from Montreal. Alexander Zverev are the last champion in Montreal in 2017 and Elina Svitolina in Toronto.

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