World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be top seeds; Canadian Milos Raonic at No. 9
Toronto, August 3, 2015 – Tennis Canada announced on Monday the seedings for the 2015 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto and Montreal. World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, both three-time Rogers Cup champions, will sit at the top of their respective draws, with Djokovic in Montreal and Williams in Toronto. The seedings follow the official ATP World Tour and WTA rankings released on Monday, August 3, with the Top 16-ranked players at each tournament being seeded. All Top 8 seeds will receive a first-round bye.
Canadian Milos Raonic will also be seeded at Rogers Cup for the fourth straight year. He will be the No. 9 seed in his return to Montreal, the scene of his first Masters 1000 final two years ago.
“The city of Montreal is very happy to have the best men in the world back this year,” said Eugene Lapierre, Rogers Cup Montreal tournament director. “We are especially looking forward to seeing our Canadian stars Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil again after they took over the headlines here in 2013. Combined with players like Djokovic, Murray, and Nadal, we have an incredible line-up of players and it will be a fun week.”
“We are very excited to have the Top 16 seeds of our tournament be the Top 16-ranked players in the world,” said Karl Hale, Rogers Cup Toronto tournament director. “We have an absolutely amazing player field this year and that is going to make for some stiff competition. Our fans can look forward to some thrilling matches, and we can’t wait for the players to take the court next week.”
The No. 2 seeds will be two-time champion Andy Murray in Montreal and 2009 finalist Maria Sharapova in Toronto. Murray and Sharapova will be placed on opposite sides of the draw from Djokovic and Williams, with the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds also to be placed randomly on different halves of the draw. The official draw for Rogers Cup Montreal will take place at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth on Friday August 7 at 5:00 p.m. while Rogers Cup Toronto will conduct its draw shortly thereafter at 5:30 p.m. at Hilton Toronto.
Other top seeds to look for in Montreal include three-time winner Rafael Nadal at No. 8, defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at No. 11, recent French Open victor Stan Wawrinka at No. 3, and Japanese star Kei Nishikori at No. 4. In Toronto, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska will be No. 7 and last year’s finalist Venus Williams is No. 15. Recent past winners will be seeded at No. 4 (Petra Kvitova), No. 5 (Caroline Wozniacki), and No. 6 (Ana Ivanovic).
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will take place August 8-16 at Aviva Centre at York University in Toronto and from August 7-16 at STADE IGA in Montreal. Tickets are available for as low as $15 and can be purchased at rogerscup.com or by calling 1-877-283-6647 ext. 4333 (Toronto) and 1-855-836-6470 (Montreal).
|1||Serena Williams (USA)||1|
|2||Maria Sharapova (RUS)||2|
|3||Simona Halep (ROU)||3|
|4||Petra Kvitova (CZE)||4|
|5||Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)||5|
|6||Ana Ivanovic (SRB)||6|
|7||Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)||7|
|8||Lucie Safarova (CZE)||8|
|9||Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)||9|
|10||Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)||10|
|11||Karolina Pliskova (CZE)||11|
|12||Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)||12|
|13||Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)||13|
|14||Angelique Kerber (GER)||14|
|15||Venus Williams (USA)||15|
|16||Sara Errani (ITA)||16|
|1||Novak Djokovic (SRB)||1|
|2||Andy Murray (GBR)||3|
|3||Stan Wawrinka (SUI)||4|
|4||Kei Nishikori (JPN)||5|
|5||Tomas Berdych (CZE)||6|
|6||David Ferrer (ESP)||7|
|7||Marin Cilic (CRO)||8|
|8||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||9|
|9||Milos Raonic (CAN)||10|
|10||Gilles Simon (FRA)||11|
|11||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)||12|
|12||Richard Gasquet (FRA)||13|
|13||Kevin Anderson (RSA)||14|
|14||David Goffin (BEL)||15|
|15||Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)||16|
|16||Gael Monfils (FRA)||17|