The Rogers Cup final in Toronto between Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu is the best the organizers could have hoped for. Eugene Lapierre, who serves as a Tournament Director in Montreal, praised Andreescu's run. "I've seen that.
It's wonderful", he said about the Canadian. "She was playing a very tough opponent, Kenin. She won in two sets. So it's quite a performance. They have a dream tournament there in Toronto because they have Andreescu on one side and Serena Williams on the other side.
We'll show this on the giant screens here. It will be shown while the doubles final is going on here. People arriving in the stadium will be able to see that. It will create a good atmosphere." The tickets holders of the night session match on Saturday between Gael Monfils and Rafael Nadal will be reimbursed despite they watched local hero Denis Shapovalov's doubles match on the Grandstand.
Why? "Because it was not a match with their tickets", explained Lapierre. "f we had been able to play the doubles on center court, it would have been with their ticket. But here we didn't know whether the people on that court were there from the afternoon or whether they were people coming in the evening.
It's difficult to calculate all that. Maybe we are a bit lucky here because we had sometimes people saying, We can't tell them you didn't see Nadal but you saw a tennis match. This is our idea of serving the clients. We just tell them, There was no match, you get reimbursed."