The 2013 Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada is underway, and the stock watch for the top men's tennis players has begun.
Altogether, it should be a productive week for five of the six players at the top of the game. They will all be there in the first such meeting since Wimbledon. Only missing from the competition is No. 5 Roger Federer, who withdrew days before the event started.
As reported by the Associated Press and FOX Sports, Federer gave no reason for skipping the tournament.
The action should be a fantastic preview of what fans can expect from the U.S. Open at the end of the summer. After a grand slam season with three different champions, it will be hard to imagine anything but a bullish fight for one player to emerge with two trophies in hand.
As a result, the importance of the Rogers Cup cannot be underestimated. Neither can the players themselves. Expect fortunes and stocks to rise for the key combatants.