Cup Notes

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:23 AM ET

Ask Roger Federer about the value of an Olympic gold medal versus a Grand Slam win and for him there's no comparison.

The same goes for Rafael Nadal with one exception. For Nadal, it's Grand Slam followed by Olympic victory while Federer puts much more value on the Olympics.

Federer explains the different viewpoint.

"My situation is obviously different," he said. "If maybe I am a player who doesn't have any Grand Slams, you know? So I was very proud to represent the Swiss in the 2000 Olympics and really (was) that close to a medal. But because I have 12 (slams) already, for me an Olympic gold ranks high, you know?"

Contrast that with Nadal, who by his own account is playing the best tennis of his life in the past month, and would prefer a Grand Slam title to an Olympic medal of any colour.

"For us the Grand Slam is different than ... I think Grand Slam is special for tennis. Olympics is very important, but probably after the Grand Slam (in the pecking order)."

INDUCTION DAY

Boris Becker becomes the eighth member of the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame going in this year along with Argentine Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Since 2006 when the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame came into being, seven others have been inducted. Robert Bedard, Roy Emerson, Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova went in in 2006 while Carling Bassett-Seguso, Sebastien Lareau, and John McEnroe went in last year.

FIRST CANADIAN CASUALTY

Frederic Niemeyer was the first Canadian bounced from the Rogers Cup in singles play as he lost to No. 12-seed Tommy Robredo of Spain

7-6 (4), 6-1. Niemeyer, who then teamed with Julien Benneteau of France, lost a doubles match to the Swiss tandem of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4.


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