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Familiar names to compete during Montreal qualifying weekend

Jul 23, 2015
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Some intriguing names will contend for a place in the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank main draw during qualifying weekend from August 8-9, 2015 in Montreal.

Leading the way is world no. 46 Steve Johnson of the United States. The American reached the third round at Roland-Garros this spring and he is a former NCAA standout. Also on the list of entries is former world no. 13 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. Winner of two career ATP singles titles, Dolgopolov is coming back from injury. Former world no. 14 and Paris Masters finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland will also be in Montreal.

Meanwhile, fast rising Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis will try and join fellow young guns Borna Coric, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, and Jack Sock in the main draw during opening weekend at STADE IGA.

Several Canadians will be awarded qualifying and main draw wildcards in the coming days.

Qualifying matches are part of our free Hygrade Family Weekend where there’s something for everyone. Watch the world’s best tennis players on the practice courts, catch qualifying matches and take part in fun family activities and attractions, including mascots, inflatable games, and dance lessons. It’s free and fun for the whole family!