Trip Report: Toronto (part 7) Rogers Cup

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Introduction
Four Points O’Hare
Niagara Falls
Ritz Carlton Toronto
CN Tower
Center Island
Rogers Cup
Four Points Toronto Airport
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Rogers Cup

On Monday we went to watch some first day action of the Rogers Cup.  We took the subway from the Ritz-Carlton north to the Downsview stop where my cousin picked us up.   We had a nice breakfast with the rest of the family and then headed over to the Rogers Cup to watch some tennis.  We had tickets to the main stadium which affords you the option to watch any match at the event for that day (day session runs to about 5pm).  The forecast called for afternoon rain and sadly the forecast was correct.  We were able to watch about 2 full sets of various tennis matches before the rain really started to come down and we then needed to eventually leave to catch our flight home.

The event was very nice.  We watched a match on one of the smaller outside courts with only about 40-50 other people thus we had great seats.  We watched about 6 games before it started drizzling enough to stop play for 30 minutes.  That gave us time to walk around most of the grounds and I bought some small souvenirs from the main tent.  We then went to watch tennis on the main court where the “bigger” names are playing. We got to watch the final set of Cilic vs Istomin and a good chunk of the first set of Lleyton Hewiit vs Julian Benneteau before the rain got worse.  They dried the courts out after about a 40 minute delay however the rain came back and it came down in buckets for a while.

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Rexall Center

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Main Stadium at Rexall Center

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Rogers Cup main entrance

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Roger Federer a two-time champion here

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Interestingly enough, it happen to be South Asian Day

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Canda proudly promoting their best men’s player, Milos Raonic

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The mens and woman’s draws for the Rogers Cup

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Practice courts at the Rogers Cup

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Practice courts (Gael Monfils in the yellow shirt)

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Practice court schedule

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This guy liked to dance around the grounds

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Entering a side court at Rogers Cup

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Paire vs Falla match starting soon

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The players boxes for coaches and family to watch the match

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Warming up

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Falla serving

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Pare forehand

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Falla serving

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Falla serving (closeup)

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Pare serving

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Milos Raonic making an appearance to sign autographs (in the center, black top)

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Rexall Center exterior

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Andre Agassi artwork inside the concourse of the main stadium

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Inside the main stadium court

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Marin Cilic vs Denis Istomin start of the third set

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Cilic serving

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Istomin receiving

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Cilic serving

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Main Stadium Cilic vs Istomin 3rd set (Cilic won)

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Aerial camera maneuvered way down onto the court getting a shot of the “Toronto”

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Cilic backhand

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Cilic serving

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Up next is former world number one, Lleyton Hewitt

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Hewitt vs Benneteau (Benneteau won)

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The wife and I snapping a quick picture with Hewitt warming up behind us

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Play suspended due to rain

Sadly we didn’t get to see as much tennis as we planned on due to the rain but we still enjoyed our time at the event!  We may plan to go to the event again next year but that remains to be seen at this point.

-pointspinnacle


 

 

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