YAY! Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (and a whole bunch of other great ATP players) are in Toronto getting ready for next week’s Rogers Cup Masters event. It’s like a brand new tennis season is about to begin!
Rafa took part in the draw ceremony at Toronto’s landmark CN tower on Friday afternoon. Photo via The Rogers Cup Facebook Page:
After the ceremony, Rafael Nadal was dropped off at the practice courts via helicopter. (I’m sure Uncle Toni was rolling his eyes.):
And strolling the shores of Lake Ontario.
Roddick, Murray, Nalbandian and Soderling are in Rafa’s half of the draw. Roger Federer, Kolya Davydenko, Fernando Verdasco and Novak Djokovic (who is also Rafa’s doubles partner this week) are in the other half. More on the draw, soon.
Speaking of Roger, he’s getting down to business on the hard courts. Thanks to Nusi for linking to this photo! Nusi recommends checking out the Rogers Cup facebook page for more photos.Via @Tennis_Canada
I’m sorry for being a little M.I.A. lately, due to some non-tennis activities. Like many of the top players, I’m looking forward getting back in the swing of things with the first big lead up tourny to the US Open. We’ll actually be heading to Toronto on Thursday to bring you all some first hand reports!