It’s started in earnest now, so we have got together the best Rogers Cup tips and odds. The Rogers Cup, also known as the Canadian Open, it is the third-oldest tournament in world tennis. Only Wimbledon and the US Open holding events for longer. The first tournament was held in 1881. It was originally played on grass courts but moved to become a hard court event in the 1970’s as part of the US Open summer series of tournaments. Whether you go for outrights or accumulators, whatever your tennis betting strategy, we’ve found the best odds for you.
The event is both an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 Event and is one of the flagship events on the world tennis calendar for both male and female players. It’s played over one week – like most premier events on the tours meaning fans can expect to see some of the world’s best players in action throughout the week.
Both draws feature 28 players meaning the world’s elite are all in action in Canada this week.
The men’s event takes place in Toronto at the Aviva Centre whilst the women’s event is held at the IGA Stadium in Montreal.
Saturday 4th August – Sunday 12th August 2018
Previous Winners (Men’s)
With its’ fabled history, this is the 138th edition of the Canadian Open meaning many of the biggest names in the history of the game have won the Rogers Cup in the past. Ivan Lendl holds the record for the most wins in Toronto with 6 trophies in a 10 year period whilst recently crowned Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has won 4 titles in Toronto so far in his career.
Other big names to have claimed the title are Rafael Nadal (3), Andy Murray (3), Andre Agassi (3) and Roger Federer (2).
Alexander Zverev is the defending champion – with the young German picking up his maiden Masters’ title in 2017 – defeating Roger Federer in the final.
Previous Winners (Women’s)
The women’s event is 127 years old and too has had its fair share of big-name winners over its long history. Monica Seles shares the record in the open era with 4 tournament wins (consecutively between 1995-98) along with Chris Evert whilst serial Grand Slam winners Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova have won the Canadian Open 3 times each.
Fellow big names Justine Henin, Steffi Graf, Amelie Mauresmo and Martina Hingis have won the title on two occasions apiece.
Ukrainian, Elina Svitolina picked up the trophy last year and she will be one of the favourites to defend her crown this week.
2018 Tournament Preview
The absence of Roger Federer is the headline at the Rogers Cup this week meaning Rafael Nadal will be the top seed in Toronto. Novak Djokovic arrives in good form following his Wimbledon triumph as does the big-serving duo of John Isner and Kevin Anderson who reached the semi-final and final at SW19 respectively.
Elsewhere, Andy Murray makes his return to Masters 1000 tennis having been awarded a wild card and Alexander Zverev will be seeded 2nd as he looks to defend his title.
All of the world’s top 16 women are in the draw in Montreal with Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber seeded number 4 here in Canada. Elina Svitolina has a title and ranking points to defend whilst world number 1 Simona Halep will be looking to return to form having already picked up the French Open this season.
No WTA event is complete without the presence of Venus and Serena Williams who are both in the draw along with home favourite Eugenie Bouchard, who has been awarded a wild card.
2018 Rogers Cup Tournament Preview
Men’s Outright Winner Odds:-
The 64 player draw in Toronto is littered with big names as well as young and upcoming prospects on the ATP Tour. The first Masters event of the US Hard Court swing is always very much sought after by the biggest names in tennis with the carrot of confidence and rankings points available with the US Open on the horizon at the end of the month.
Here are some of our favourites for the title in Toronto:
Rafael Nadal – 7/2 (888 Sport): The Spaniard has had another impressive season – winning the French Open and reaching the Wimbledon semi-final. He’s the top seed in Toronto and will fancy his chances this week.
Novak Djokovic– 5/1 (Bet 365): The Wimbledon champion was back to his best last month and looks to be surging up the rankings once more. He is a 4-time winner in Toronto and usually plays his best stuff on the hard courts.
Juan Martin Del Potro – 9/1 (Coral): The big-hitting Argentine is consistently in the mix in all the big events despite failing to get over the line in Mexico last time out. He enjoys this period of the season and looks in relatively good form.
Alexander Zverev – 10/1 (Betfred): The young German is the defending Champion here in Toronto and has a favourable draw. He’s in good form too, having reached the final in Washington last week. Way overpriced this week.
John Isner – 16/1 (Betsafe): The giant American has been in great form recently, reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon before picking up the trophy in Atlanta last month. One to watch in a congested draw this week.
Kevin Anderson – 16/1 (William Hill): The South African is seeded 4 here and should arrive full of confidence after reaching the final at Wimbledon. Another man possessing a huge serve that could most certainly trouble the big names.
Milos Raonic – 20/1 (Ladbrokes): The home favourite returned to form at Wimbledon, reaching the last 8 and he could well be a real contender this week with the Toronto support behind him.
Match Betting Accumulator:
The opening round has conjured some fantastic match-ups and here is our first round accumulator:-
Diego Schwartzman vs Kyle Edmund – Kyle Edmund to win
Frances Tiafoe vs Marco Cecchinato – Frances Tiafoe to win
Karen Khachanov vs Filip Krajinovic – Karen Khachanov to win
Vasek Pospisil vs Borna Coric – Borna Coric to win
Milos Raonic vs David Goffin – Milos Raonic to win
If all selections are successful it pays 6.25 with Coral.
2018 Rogers Cup Tournament Preview
Women’s Outright Winner Odds:-
Much like the men’s draw, the women’s event in Montreal looks very open and there are plenty of capable players in the draw. The big-name absence of Serena Williams looks to have blown the draw open even wider and it promises to be a fascinating week of tennis.
Here are some of our favourites for the title in Montreal:-
Angelique Kerber – 11/2 (Bet 365): The Wimbledon Champion will be full of confidence heading into the US Hard Court swing and the German will be relishing the chance to get another big trophy under her belt.
Simona Halep– 13/2 (Betsafe): The world number 1 finally broke her Grand Slam duck at the French Open earlier in the season but has struggled somewhat since. She will be eager to return to form with the US Open looming.
Petra Kvitova – 8/1 (Ladbrokes): The Czech supremo has enjoyed a sparkling return to the WTA Tour since her injury lay off and has already won 5 titles this calendar year. She’s a fierce competitor and will be tough to beat on the hard courts in Montreal.
Elina Svitolina – 10/1 (888 Sport): The Ukrainian has enjoyed another solid season on the tour and arrives in Montreal as the defending champion. Like many of her counterparts, she has struggled in recent weeks but is more than capable at this level.
Caroline Wozniacki– 12/1 (Betfred): The Dane also broke her Grand Slam duck this season at the Australian Open and will be relishing the return of the tour to the hard courts. She has struggled for rhythm in recent weeks but is always one to watch in any event she plays.
Sloane Stephens– 14/1 (William Hill): The US Open Champion will be looking to continue her sparkling form since winning the title at Flushing Meadows last year – with the only blotch on her copybook being her poor Wimbledon showing.
Naomi Osaka– 33/1 (Ladbrokes): The young Japanese player has enjoyed a spectacular year on the tour – highlighted by her trophy win at Indian Wells back in March. She enjoys the American hard courts and looks overpriced here for the win.
Match Betting Accumulator:
The opening round in Montreal has thrown up some fantastic matches and here is our first round accumulator:-
Timea Babos vs Julia Goerges – Julia Goerges to win
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Ashleigh Barty – Ashleigh Barty to win
Tatjana Maria vs Alize Cornet – Alize Cornet to win
Elise Mertens vs Eugenie Bouchard – Elise Mertens to win
Karolina Pliskova vs Katerina Siniakova – Karolina Pliskova to win
If all selections are successful it pays 4.47 with Ladbrokes.