Federer Treats Fans In Montreal, Nadal's Sky-High Tennis
It hasn’t been all about tennis for players this week. ATPWorldTour.com provides a recap of the highlights
Coupe Rogers - Montreal, Canada
Back in Montreal for the first time since 2011, Roger Federer delighted fans leading up to the tournament and, after his second-round win, at a meet-and-greet with Lindt.
Top seed Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem took their tennis to new heights, launching the tournament on the rooftop of the Montreal Tower.
“It was tough,” Nadal laughed. “Very windy, but very, very nice views so it was great to be here in Montreal again. These kind of activities give us the chance to see a little bit more of the city from above.”
Vasek Pospisil and Robin Haase were joined by NHL stars Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon and Michael McCarron for a bit of street hockey. More
Milos Raonic had a surprise greeting at his practice when Wayne Gretzky came by to say hello. “The Great One” also watched Canadian Denis Shapovalov during a practice session with another #NextGenATP star, Korean Hyeon Chung, while his 14-year-old daughter Emma had an opportunity to hit with Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan as they wrapped up their hit on the adjacent court. More
Doubles stars Daniel Nestor, Jean-Julien Rojer, Horia Tecau, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Michael Venus, Mate Pavic, Nikola Mektic, Oliver Marach, Santiago Gonzalez and Fabrice Martin were on hand with a pro-am with lucky tennis fans.
#NetGenATP stars Reilly Opelka and Frances Tiafoe traded their racquets for bats, as they played baseball on Court Banque National against former Montreal Expos Derek Aucoin, Claude Raymond, and Denis Boucher.
Lucas Pouille, Pablo Carreno Busta, Kyle Edmund, Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Peter Polansky were on hand for kids’ day activities.
Karen Khachanov, David Goffin, John Isner, Shapovalov, Nick Kyrgios and Jared Donaldson met fans at the main stage for selfies and autographs.