This week’s Citi Open in Washington, a combined ATP World Tour 500 & WTA International Series event, will have a distinctly Canadian flavour.
A total of six Canadians will be competing in singles and doubles before heading home to play Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal and Toronto.
Leading the way is former Washington champion Milos Raonic, who will begin his summer hard court season as the third seed in D.C. He’ll receive a bye in the opening round and awaits the winner of the match between Thomas Fabbiano and Nicolas Mahut. Vasek Pospisil, the man Raonic beat in the final in 2014, will begin his tournament against Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland. Daniel Nestor will also be competing in doubles.
The women’s draw features a trio of Canadians. Eugenie Bouchard will open against eighth-seeded American Christina McHale while Françoise Abanda will take on fourth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany. For her part, Bianca Andreescu, who was awarded a wildcard into the main draw, will face Italy’s Camila Giorgi.