Montreal has set a world record for attendance at a one-week tennis tournament at the Rogers Cup this year.

Spurred by a breakout performance from Canadian Denis Shapovalov, as well as a deep run from Roger Federer, a total of 216,097 people packed Uniprix Stadium, breaking a record that has stood since 2011, also set by Montreal.

“There was a tennis craze in our city in the last few weeks and it shows in our attendance numbers,” said Eugene Lapierre, the Rogers Cup tournament director in a release. “There were compelling storylines throughout the tournament and the Montreal crowd once again demonstrated their love of tennis.

“It has been a while since we experienced such excitement for our sport.”

Federer will face Alexander Zverev in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday.

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