The best photos from the Rogers Cup, Days 8 and 9

The weekend’s top shots from the Canadian tennis tournament, leading up to today’s finals

It wasn’t meant to be for our hometown star: Thornhill, Ont.’s Milos Raonic was ousted by Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals, not too long after Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in an early-round upset, before the tournament really got underway. But as the weekend moved on into its final match-ups, the Rogers Cup presented many more story lines, including a pitched battle between the Williams sisters and the continued, meteoric rise of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who has shocked by upsetting three consecutive top-10 ranked players in a row. The tournament ends today, with the men’s finals pitting Tsonga against Roger Federer, the elegant eminence; Venus Williams takes on Agnieszka Radwanska for the women’s crown.

Ekaterina Makarova (foreground) and Agnieszka Radwanska (background) practice next to each other a few hours before their semi final match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Ekaterina Makarova (foreground) and Agnieszka Radwanska (background) practice next to each other a few hours before their semi final match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014.
(Photograph by Will Lew)

Roger Federer signs autographs surrounded by security on the practice court prior to his evening match at the Rogers Cup August 8th, 2014. (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Roger Federer signs autographs surrounded by security on the practice court prior to his evening match at the Rogers Cup on August 8th, 2014.
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Jo Wilfried Tsonga celebrates his win over Andy Murray in the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, August 8th, 2014. (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates his win over Andy Murray in the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, August 8th, 2014.
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Andy Murray reacts to losing a point against Jo Wilfried Tsonga, August 8th, 2014 (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Andy Murray reacts to losing a point against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, August 8th, 2014
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Agnieszka Radwanska on her way to practice hours before her semi final match against Ekaterina Makarova at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Agnieszka Radwanska on her way to practice hours before her semi final match against Ekaterina Makarova at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014.
(Photograph by Will Lew)

Venus Williams is all smiles and handing out towels to the crowd after winning here semi final match versus her sister, Serena Williams at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Venus Williams is all smiles and handing out towels to the crowd after winning here semi final match versus her sister, Serena Williams at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014.
(Photograph by Will Lew)

Serena Williams makes a powerful return at her semi final match against her sister Venus Williams at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Serena Williams makes a powerful return at her semi final match against her sister Venus Williams at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014.
(Photograph by Will Lew)

Serena Williams on her way to centre court to play her sister, Venus Williams in the semi final match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Serena Williams on her way to centre court to play her sister, Venus Williams in the semi final match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on August 9th, 2014.
(Photograph by Will Lew)

Roger Federer leaves the practice court prior to his evening match against Marin Cilic at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, August 8th, 2014. (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Roger Federer leaves the practice court prior to his evening match against Marin Cilic at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, August 8th, 2014.
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Milos Raonic on the practice court, August 8th, 2014. (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Milos Raonic on the practice court, August 8th, 2014.
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Milos Raonic reacts to losing to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup. August 8th, 2014. (Photograph by Christopher Wahl)

Milos Raonic reacts to losing to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup, on August 8th, 2014.
(Photograph by Christopher Wahl)




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