The summer hard-court season has already begun and top-ranked stars have arrived in Toronto for Rogers Cup, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament to be played between August 6 and 12.

How to watch Toronto Masters 2018 live in India

Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will provide live television coverage of the tournament in India. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

Roger Federer and Andy Murray are the only two big names to miss the tournament. While the Swiss great withdrew from the tournament over workload management, the British star pulled out, saying he was exhausted during his run to the quarter-final at last week's Citi Open.

Nadal handed tough draw

Rafael Nadal
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World number one Rafael Nadal is the top seed and he headlines the top half of the draw. The French Open winner, who had reached the semi-final at Wimbledon, has received a first-round bye and he will be facing the winner of the match between Jared Donaldson and Benoit Paire in the second round.

Nadal, who faced an early exit last year, has an early test against world number 17 Nick Kyrgios of Australia.

The Spaniard doesn't have an easy path in Toronto as he may face comeback man Stan Wawrinka or sixth seed Marin Cilic in the quarter-final.

Meanwhile, third seed Juan Martin del Potro may face fellow Wimbledon quarter-finalist Kei Nishikori as early as in the second round.

John Isner, who played a marathon Wimbledon quarter-final against Kevin Anderson, is seeded eighth and is a serious contender for a quarter-final spot from the top half of the draw.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev, seeded second, is heading into the tournament on the back of winning an ATP 500 title at Citi Open on Sunday.

Having gotten a first-round bye, the young German may meet veteran Spaniard David Ferrer in the second round.

Djokovic in the spotlight

Novak Djokovic
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All eyes will be on Wimbledon champion and comeback man Novak Djokovic. Like Nadal, the Serb has also been handed a tough draw.

He faced NextGen champion, Hyeon Chung, as early as in the first round and is likely to face seventh seed Dominic Thiem in the third round if he manages to overcome the South Korean challenge.

Djokovic, who was battling to reach full fitness earlier this year, will also be playing doubles alongside Wimbledon finalist Anderson in Toronto.

Fourth seed Kevin Anderson and fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov are potential quarter-finalists from the upper half of the second draw, which also has Milos Raonic and David Goffin, among others.

Global TV listings: Toronto Masters 2018

  • US: ESPN, Tennis Channel
  • UK: Sky Sports Main Event
  • Germany: Sky
  • Greece; OTE
  • Latin America: ESPN
  • South Africa: Supersport
  • Taiwan: Sportcast

Daily schedule of Rogers Cup

Key matches to watch out for on Tuesday, August 7

  • Stanislas Wawrinka vs Nick Kyrios: 11 am local time, 8:30 pm IST
  • Novak Djokovic vs Hyeon Chung: 1 pm local time, 10:30 pm IST
  • Borna Coric vs Marin Cilic: 8:30 pm local time, 5:30 am IST (Wednesday)

Seeding information

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Alexander Zverev
  3. Juan Martin del Potro
  4. Kevin Anderson
  5. Grigor Dimitrov
  6. Marin Cilic
  7. Dominic Thiem
  8. John Isner
  9. Novak Djokovic
  10. David Goffin
  11. Diego Schwartzman
  12. Pablo Carreno Busta
  13. Jack Sock
  14. Fabio Fognini
  15. Roberto Bautista Agut
  16. Nick Kyrgios