Sunday, 7 August 2011
Nadal & Djokovic Open New Courts
The top two players on the ATP World Tour, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, inaugurated Tennis Canada’s new clay courts at the National Tennis Centre in Montreal on Saturday.
After launching the NTC in 2007, Tennis Canada identified that clay courts were essential for training its upcoming promising prospects. With no room to construct new courts in any local parks, the governing body opted for an alternative solution, building courts on the roof of the NTC.
The project was made possible through investments contributed by three levels of government – Canada, Quebec and Montreal, as well as Tennis Canada. Two rising stars have come through the National Tennis Centre over the past four years, including 20-year-old Milos Raonic, who is the highest ranked singles player in Canadian history, and WTA newcomer Rebecca Marino.