Rogers Cup in Montreal sets world record for attendance at one-week tournament


Rogers Cup in Montreal sets world record for attendance at one-week tournament
  1. Rogers Cup in Montreal sets world record for attendance at one-week tournament
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    MONTREAL - The Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Montreal set a world record for attendance at a one-week tournament. Tennis Canada said Sunday that a record 216,097 fans were on…
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MONTREAL - The Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Montreal set a world record for attendance at a one-week tournament.

Tennis Canada said Sunday that a record 216,097 fans were on site throughout the tournament, which featured two of the top 3 players in the world in Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov.

"There was a tennis craze in our city in the last few weeks and it shows in our attendance numbers," stated Eugene Lapierre, tournament director for the Montreal event. "There were compelling story lines throughout the tournament and the Montreal crowd once again demonstrated their love of tennis.

"It has been a while since we experienced such excitement for our sport."

The previous attendance record for a one-week…

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