October 23, 2021

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Toronto Star: Shapovalov at *home* in T.O; refreshed Andreescu takes on Montreal

Shapovalov's BFF Jonathan Soriano, seen here with him at Wimbledon when he won the junior event in 2016, is on board to lend support during a week in the bubble.

Open Court will be doing double duty this week, with stories in the Toronto Star for the next few days.

Here are a couple of pieces from Sunday’s paper.

1)Denis Shapovalov is home, for the first time since the pandemic began. But if you’re bubbled in a hotel instead of eating home cooking at your parent’s house, are you really home?

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2) Bianca Andreescu, who surprisingly finds herself as the No. 2 seed at the Omnium Banque National with her No. 5 world ranking, she looked lighter, happier during her Zoom conference Saturday in Montreal.

She could face countrywoman Leylah Fernandez in the second round.

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She finally confirmed our scoop from about 10 days ago, as she has begun working with noted coach Sven Groeneveld.

This will be their first tournament as a team.

And if you missed it Saturday, here’s a primer on how different the Montreal and Toronto tournaments will look this year from a fan experience perspective – and how many hoops Tennis Canada had to jump through to make it happen.

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