Can I watch the tournament on television?
|Both the ATP and WTA editions of The National Bank Open presented by Rogers will be broadcast in English on Sportsnet and in French on TVA Sports. The schedule will be available just prior to the tournament.|
Can I watch the tournament on the internet?
|The National Bank Open presented by Rogers can be streamed on the Sportsnet app.|
I've been invited by a friend/client. What should I expect during my visit?
|If you have been invited by a friend or a client, make sure to accept your ticket by creating your own profile online in My Account. Once on-site, you'll have access to all the amenities and activities happening on the grounds. Your tickets also provide you with a reserved seat on Centre Court (or possibly Rogers Court in Montreal) beginning at the time indicated on your ticket.|
What is a session? How many matches are played per session?
|The National Bank Open consists of 15 sessions of tennis.|
Qualifying matches are played on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August, 6 when players outside the Top 50 compete for a spot in the main draw. From Monday, August 7 until Saturday, August 12 there are two sessions per day: one in the daytime and one in the evening. The singles and doubles finals are played on Sunday, August 13. There are at least two matches scheduled per session. This number could vary depending on the length of matches and any delays due to weather or injury.
When will the National Bank Open Player List be available?
|Player entry lists, tournament schedules and other tournament information will be available closer to the start of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers. Please visit our website for all the latest information.|
What is a Lucky Loser?
|If a player withdraws from the main draw of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers once the qualifying has started and prior to their first match, they will be replaced by the highest-ranked player eliminated in the final round of the qualifying event. Otherwise known as a 'lucky loser', they can re-enter the competition.|
What is the ranking of the players?
|Players are ranked based on a points system devised by the WTA and ATP Tours. The more points a player collects from their performances at respective events around the world, the higher their ranking.|
How can I be a respectful tennis fan?
|There are some simple rules that apply to all spectators that differentiate tennis from other major sports. If seated at any court, please remain in your seat until the end of play and only leave your seat during a changeover. In addition, please refrain from making noise during play and turn off your cell phone. If prompted, please cooperate with any staff and follow their directions.|
What is the Draw Ceremony?
|The official draw ceremony for the National Bank Open presented by Rogers is conducted on one of the days leading up to the event, and will determine the potential match-ups for the week ahead. The top 16 players are seeded and the top eight seeds receive a first-round bye.|
What is a wild card?
|Wild cards are players whose current ranking at the date of the tournament entry deadline would not qualify them for the event on their own. The National Bank Open presented by Rogers is allotted a specific number of wild cards to distribute at its discretion. It is up to each tournament to decide who its wild card entries will be.|
It's my first time in a tennis tournament, what are the key details I need to know?
|From the match results to the weather, and unexpected schedule changes due to many factors beyond our control, tennis is a sport full of surprises! Come prepared for just about anything and make sure to stay tuned for all of our latest announcements which are available on the National Bank Open app. |
Most of all, make sure to follow tennis' unique etiquette and enjoy your experience in Montreal and/or Toronto!