The 2019 Rogers Cup, also known as the Canadian Open, will run from August 5-11. The women’s tournament will take place at Toronto’s Aviva Centre and the men will play at IGA Stadium in Montréal.
In the United States, coverage of the 2019 Canadian Open will be on the Tennis Channel and ESPN2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the tournament on your computer, phone, or connected-to-TV streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: ESPN and ESPN2 are included in every bundle, while the Tennis Channel is included in the “Elite” bundle and above.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the the Canadian Open on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
The Tennis Channel is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. ESPN2, however, is not included with FuboTV.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Tennis Channel’s Canadian Open coverage on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space.
“Hulu With Live TV” comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN2. The Tennis Channel, however, is not included with Hulu.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then you can then watch ESPN2’s coverage of the Canadian Open on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
2019 Canadian Open Preview
Last year, Rafael Nadal bested Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to take his fourth career Rogers Cup title.
In June, the 33-year-old Spaniard claimed his 12th French Open championship; no other player has won any one Grand Slam singles tournament more than nine times.
Nadal followed that performance up by reaching the Wimbledon semifinals, where he fell to Roger Federer 6-7 (3), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6.
“Well, [it’s] been a tough one,” Nadal said after the defeat, according to ESPN. “I had my chances. He played [a] little bit better than me, I think. Probably I didn’t play as good as I did in the previous rounds, and he played well. So he deserves it. Congrats to him.”
Nadal added: “[I’m] sad for the loss because for me was another opportunity. But at the same time, I [will] create another opportunity to be in another final of a Grand Slam. Just accept that [today] was not my day. I played a great event. I take this in a positive way.
“[At] the same time, today is sad because, for me, I know chances are not forever. Last year, I had chances here. I had another one [this year], and I was not able to convert to win it one more time here.”
Federer lost to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final 7–6 (5), 1–6, 7–6 (4), 4–6, 13–12 (3). Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic rank first, second, and third in all-time men’s single titles, with 20, 18, and 16, respectively.
Nadal’s rivals won’t participate in this year’s Rogers Cup.
“When I get to a tournament, I try to work on my things and work on my game,” Nadal said, according to the official ATP Tour website. “It doesn’t matter whether Novak or Roger are here or not here. There are many great players here, so I have to just prepare myself as soon as possible and be ready for the action.”
Simona Halep stormed through the women’s bracket a year ago to claim her second Rogers Cup championship, edging Sloane Stephens 7–6 (6), 3–6, 6–4 in the final.
The 27-year-old Romanian is coming off a dominant performance at Wimbledon — she dropped just one set en route to her second Grand Slam title, ultimately topping Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the championship.
“Well I had nerves,” Halep said, according to Tennis.com. “My stomach was not very well before the match. I knew there was no time for emotions. I just came on court and gave my best.”
She added: “It’s something very special and I will never forget this day. It was my mom’s dream when I was 10, 12. She said if I want to do something in tennis, I have to play in the final of Wimbledon.”
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