In an interview, the Montreal Rogers Cup Tournament Director Eugene Lapierre commented on top players’ popularity in the Canadian event. “When our team members speak with people by phone, Nadal and Federer”>names get mentioned.
Even Denis and Felix get in the mix. But I am also aware of Stefanos Tsitsipas’s raise. He is a very popular name”, said Lapierre. Asked if there is still a good amount of tickets to be sold within the event ends, Lapierre added: “You will never hear me saying that there are no tickets left.
We will always find seats. During the pre-tickets sale, more than 20,000 more tickets were sold than any past year of the event.” Speaking about the overall organization, he concluded: “30 percent of the people who work here – linesmen, umpires – are local.
The rest comes from Europe and the United States. It’s true that now through Hawk-Eye system players can immediately make a call and see it. But the human eye is still very good. When linesmen are wrong, it’s often just a matter of millimetres.”
Daniil Medvedev is feeling huge support in the event. The Russian spoke about his next match against Dominic Thiem: “It’s going to be a very difficult match like the last two times. On clay, he beat me. As you said, on hard courts it was 7-6.
It was a tougher match. I think he played very well. I know he’s in good shape right now. When he plays like this, he’s difficult to beat. We saw that in Indian Wells. So I’ll consider this match as a test. Am I able to beat players that are in good shape like he is right now and like him? That will be a good test.”