Montreal Masters 1000 Preview
by Staff | August 10th, 2009, 9:05 am

Montreal, Canada
Surface: Hard outdoor

Seeds: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nikolay Davydenko, Gilles Simon, Fernando Verdasco, Fernando Gonzalez, Gael Monfils, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Radek Stepanek

Floaters: Stan Wawrinka, Nicolas Kiefer, Frank Dancevic, Dudi Sela, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Mikhail Youzhny, John Isner, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Sam Querrey, David Ferrer

Notes: James Blake, Robin Soderling among those out with injury; opening rounders include Wawrinka vs. Kiefer (winner to likely face (16) Stepanek), (9) Simon vs. (WC) Dance Vic (winner to likely face Sela), (3) Murray vs. winner of Lu and Chardy, (13) Monfils vs. Safin (winner to likely face Hewitt), Haas vs. Karlovic (winner to likely face (11) Gonzalez), (5) Roddick vs. winner of Russians Tursunov and Andreev, (10) Verdasco vs. Feliciano Lopez in an all-mirror-gazer, (14) Cilic vs. Youth (winner to likely face Isner), (17) Berdych vs. Kohlschreiber, and (2) Nadal vs. the winner of Ferrer and Troicki; additional wildcards to Canucks Frederic Niemeyer, former Kentucky All-American Bruno Agostinelli, and Peter Polansky.

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5 Comments for Montreal Masters 1000 Preview

margot Says:

staff: Verdasco “mirror gazer” seems pretty apt but to include Lopez in that descrition seems a little harsh…

scineram Says:

No, it’s true. My two favourite spanish metrosexuals.

Cindy_Brady Says:

So curious to see how Nadal looks. I’m sure the whole world of tennis is. How are them knees?

I haven’t been this excited about a master series event in a long time. How will Federer play having achieved the record and a baby? Will he still be hungry? Will he care? Will he swing free-er than ever and mow down the field like he did in the years 2004-2006?

Will Djokovic and Murray step up?

Will Del-Potro and Roddick continue their winning ways on hard courts?

Can anyone other than the top 6 win? Don’t think so but will see.

SG Says:

The Rogers Cup. LOL!!! Precognition exemplified.

sar Says:

I think 2 of the 6 will be out pretty soon, before quarters.

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