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#GetCloser: Seen and Heard on a sensational Wednesday

Jul 28, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada
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Novak Djokovic. Milos Raonic. Kei Nishikori. Denis Shapovalov. Gael Monfils. Vasek Pospisil. Just a few of the names to hit the Aviva Centre courts on Wednesday.

There was no shortage of intriguing tennis on what is always one of the best days of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank every year. Let’s take a look at what went down:

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic finally took the courts in Toronto!

Gilles Muller played him tough, but Novak passed his first test.

Also getting through his opening match? Oh yes, MILOS RAONIC. Canada’s No. 1 – who could play Novak in the semifinals – was composed, relaxed and pretty well dominant over Lu. He needed just over an hour to sew up the victory (with an ace, no less), in his first match since making the Wimbledon final.

Members of the TFC were on hand for Raonic’s big win as well.

Support for the hometown hero was strong.

Kei Nishkori, the No. 3 seed, wasn’t too troubled in his first match.

Stan had the day off after making it through to the third round on Tuesday evening. But he didn’t take a break from interacting with fans. He popped by the National Bank Premium Series Club Lounge.

Stan was also spotted having a few laughs courtesy of his phone. Think he’s playing Pokemon Go?

Ryan Harrison secured the upset over big American John Isner. There’s no better way to celebrate than with fans!

Think there’s a future Rogers Cup champion in here? The winners of Mini Rogers Cup had a chance to play on Centre Court in the morning before the first match. Their next stop? The press conference room of course.

Nick Kyrgios paid the kids a visit as well!

And while 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov’s dream run at Rogers Cup may have come to an end, he certainly impressed this week! Don’t forget his name … you’ll be hearing it lots in the coming years.

And um, tweener alert! Denis knows how to play to the crowd already!