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What happened to the Grand Prix Toronto Tournament in the 80s?

Apparently, Canada used to have 2 Atp events back in the 80s. We had the Rogers Cup and then we had an atp 250 event in Toronto. This was back in the 80s and now we only have 1 event - the Rogers Cup. Well..I say we should bring it back. Canada needs more atp level events.

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Re: What happened to the Grand Prix Toronto Tournament in the 80s?

Canada has a big event, they have challengers and Futures events as it is.

If it doesn't exist then it's a financial issue, either defunct or another venue took over the licence.

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Re: What happened to the Grand Prix Toronto Tournament in the 80s?

It's difficult to justify another tournament in Canada given that tennis is becoming more international. It would be nice to have a Challenger tournament in Toronto, making up a mini Challenger circuit along with Granby and Vancouver leading up to the Canadian Open.

I find it a pity that Vancouver is the week before the Canadian Open; some players have to choose between Vancouver and Canadian Open qualifying.
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Re: What happened to the Grand Prix Toronto Tournament in the 80s?

USTA runs Vancouver so I doubt they care.

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USTA runs Vancouver so I doubt they care.
It's co-run with Tennis Canada actually.

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It's co-run with Tennis Canada actually.
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Re: What happened to the Grand Prix Toronto Tournament in the 80s?

I like the Granby fans, very supportive and knowledgeable.

It's nice to see that the Vancouver challenger is later in the calendar this year. Players will not have to choose between Vancouver and Canadian Open qualifying this year.
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I like the Granby fans, very supportive and knowledgeable.

It's nice to see that the Vancouver challenger is later in the calendar this year. Players will not have to choose between Vancouver and Canadian Open qualifying this year.
Truly a good change to the Canadian calendar
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It's difficult to justify another tournament in Canada given that tennis is becoming more international. It would be nice to have a Challenger tournament in Toronto, making up a mini Challenger circuit along with Granby and Vancouver leading up to the Canadian Open.

I find it a pity that Vancouver is the week before the Canadian Open; some players have to choose between Vancouver and Canadian Open qualifying.
There is a Challenger in Toronto but it's only for Ladies
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