Opening day at the Canadian open features quite a line-up across two cities. The men are in Montreal with 18 of the Top 20 playing (only Roger Federer and David Ferrer are absent).
Today’s schedule includes defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against 18-year-old Borna Coric. Also, Tsonga’s countryman Gael Monfils will take on Fabio Fognini is what should quite the entertaining affair.
The last year stunned four Top 10 players including Federer in the final to win in Toronto.
The field is led by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who returns to competitive action for the first time since defeating Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, and No. 3 Andy Murray, who claimed his 10th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Madrid (d. Nadal). Three-time champion Djokovic and Murray, a two-time winner in Canada, are two of four former champions in the 56-man field. The others are No. 7 seed Rafael Nadal, who lifted the title in 2005, ‘08 and ‘13.
Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are all playing consecutively on court 9.
In Toronto, Serena Williams’s return headlines the women’s event, but tonight sister Venus will have the spotlight as she meets former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.
MONDAY MONTREAL SCHEDULE
COURT CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
A. Seppi (ITA) vs  G. Simon (FRA)
F. Lopez (ESP) vs T. Robredo (ESP)
Not Before 6:30 pm
 G. Monfils (FRA) vs F. Fognini (ITA)
B. Coric (CRO) vs  J. Tsonga (FRA)
BANQUE NATIONALE start 12:30 pm
S. Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [WC] F. Peliwo (CAN)
J. Janowicz (POL) vs I. Karlovic (CRO)
J. Sousa (POR) vs B. Tomic (AUS)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[WC] P. Bester (CAN) vs G. Muller (LUX)
COURT 9 start 12:30 pm
S. Querrey (USA) vs M. Klizan (SVK)
K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) vs A. Murray (GBR) / L. Paes (IND)
R. Nadal (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP) vs T. Berdych (CZE) / J. Sock (USA)
[PR] N. Djokovic (SRB) / J. Tipsarevic (SRB) vs A. Seppi (ITA) / V. Troicki (SRB)
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