At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will get underway at STADE IGA in Montréal with the first round of the qualifying event.
Led by world no.68 Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the draw includes no less than seven Canadians.
Fortune didn’t smile on Samuel Monette of Repentigny, who will face second seed and world no.74 Dudi Sela of Israel.
Benjamin Sigouin of Vancouver is up against no.154 Matthew Ebden of Australia, and Filip Peliwo—who also hails from Vancouver—will take on no.155 Vincent Millot of France. Kelsey Stevenson of Toronto will play no.130 Reilly Opelka of the US, and Philip Bester of North Vancouver goes head-to-head against no.122 James McGee of Ireland.
Veteran Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls will have to hold his own against no.90 Marius Copil of Romania, and Pavel Krainik of Toronto will tussle with no.205 Tim Smyczek of the US.
The twenty-eight players in the qualifying event are battling for the seven open spots in the main draw, which begins on Monday.