Defending champion Rafa Nadal has pulled out of this year’s Rogers Cup with a wrist injury. The news has also cast doubt over the Spaniards chances of defending his US Open crown later this month. His absence means that Novak Djokovic will be the clear favourite ahead of Roger Federer as the Croatian attempts to win his fourth title in Toronto.
Number one seed Djokovic has yet to play a tournament since his gruelling Wimbledon victory against Federer last month and has been handed a tricky draw on his return. He could potentially face Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the way to the quarter-finals where he could face Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Bernard Tomic or Nick Kyrgios to name a few. Despite the tough draw, Djokovic has the form to make it to the final but the 4/7 from Bet365 is the best price you will get.
Roger Federer is back at the tournament after a two year absence and has a more favourable draw. The Wimbledon finalist looks in great shape and can be backed at a decent price of 6/4 with Bet365 to make this year’s final.
Murray has not performed well in Toronto since 2010 and a combination of his current form and a tough draw makes it hard to fancy him in this tournament. However, he needs points in order to push for a top eight seeding in New York and, with just a couple of tournaments left to play, this could be just the incentive the Scot needs to regain some focus and form.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal has pulled out of this year’s Rogers Cup with a wrist injury. The news has also cast doubt over the Spaniards chance…