The Toronto Masters is underway this week with Novak Djokovic defending his title.
Djokovic picked up his second Toronto Masters title last year with a three set win over an inspired Mardy Fish in the final. The Serb dropped just the one set all week and his 6-2, 6-1 win over Gael Monfils in the third round still sticks in the mind as one of the most jaw-dropping performances of the entire summer hard-court swing.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have both withdrawn from the tournament, Nadal still suffering from the knee tendonitis which kept him out of the Olympics and Federer is looking to take a break after an emotionally and physically draining week at the Olympics. Federer will not be too sad at missing the Rogers Cup this year, it's not been one of his most successful tournaments over the years.
Djokovic's participation was also initially in doubt after his semi-final and bronze medal playoff defeats at the Olympics but the Serb has evidently decided that the best way to put it behind him is by competing this week. It will be fascinating to see how Djokovic and Andy Murray fare this week, having only had a couple of days to acclimatise and adjust to the hard courts having spent the past couple of weeks competing on grass.
Juan Martin Del Potro is many people's favourite for the title after his showings in London. The Argentine made the Rogers Cup final two years ago, losing to Murray.
And Canadian fans will be getting very excited at the prospect of watching their new star Milos Raonic in action. Raonic will be competing in Toronto for the very first time.