This week officially begins the summer on the North American hard-courts, with the Rogers Cup, ATP/WTA combined event, which will be, before Cincinnati, the prelude to the upcoming US Open. In the men's singles, sixth ATP Masters 1000 of the season, Rafael Nadal will lead the seeding.
There will also be Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fabio Fognini, Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic. There will not be Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Juan Martin del Potro is still facing the injury. In the women's singles (WTA Premier 5) Ashleigh Barty leads the draw. Serena Williams and Simona Halep are ready to challenge the Australian. With them, there will also be all the other stars: Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Elina Svitolina, Sloane Stephens, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and the young Amanda Anisimova, Dayana Yastremska, Aryna Sabalenka and Bianca Andreescu, who come back on the court after the injury.
These seven days will also include four ATP Challengers: the Nordic Naturals Challenger (USA on hard-courts), the Schwaben Open (Germany, on clay courts), the International Tennis Manerbio - Trofeo Dimmidisì (Italy, on clay-courts) and the Yokkaichi Challenger (Japan, on hard-courts).