While the US Open Series is still a few weeks away, the last major tour of the season is already underway. In this sense, the Entry List of the Toronto and Montreal Masters 1000 was announced, where the first major men’s and women’s events, respectively, will be held on North American soil. In that sense, surprisingly (or not so much) all the 37 best players appear according to the international ranking. In fact, Roger Federer, who commented that he had had a setback in his right knee, would have planned to travel to Canada in the run-up to the US Open. Likewise, Rafael Nadal would play two consecutive tournaments since the previous week he will participate in the ATP 500 in Washington. Beyond all the tennis players who entered directly, Kei Nishikori is noted since he used the protected ranking and Vasek Pospisil, the first invited by the organization.
Troicki speaks about the Big 3
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has by far been the most dominant sportsperson this year. The manner in which he has ruled the tennis circuit, especially at the Grand Slam events is commendable. With the way he’s going about things, it is difficult to rule him out from winning the final Grand Slam event of the season in New York. Recently, a compatriot of Novak Djokovic, Serbia’s Olympic team coach and Davis Cup captain, Victor Troicki spoke highly of the World No. 1 star. He felt the Serb has surpassed his arch-rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and termed him as the greatest of all time. The former player stated, “Already now, it’s obvious that he’s the greatest in our sport. The greatest ever to play and to achieve so many records. They’re both great champions, both Rafa and Roger, and I admire what they’ve done. But really Novak has (reached) new heights and new records and he’s for sure not going to stop here. He’s going to prove that he’s the best ever player.” The 35-year-old former player added, “There is no point in talking again and again about that question. Roger and Rafa came first. Novak came after them, from a small country, Serbia. Some people are just more for Roger and Rafa because Novak came after them. Novak has his fans.” Novak Djokovic’s campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end on Saturday as he was beaten by Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal playoff.