After its one-year stint in New York Metropolis in 2020, the Western & Southern Open returns to its dwelling in Cincinnati, Ohio. There will likely be loads of motion in retailer as 15 gamers contained in the Prime 20 of the FedEx ATP Rankings are set to hit the courts on the Lindner Household Tennis Middle.
Daniil Medvedev leads the sphere as he seeks his second Cincinnati trophy. The World No. 2 made an enormous breakthrough on these courts in 2019 as he lifted his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy (d. Goffin). It was one among 4 consecutive finals he reached that 12 months in North America, together with his first on the Grand Slam stage afterward on the US Open. The Russian will return to Cincy in search of his fourth Masters 1000 crown, and his twelfth tour-level title.
Fellow Grand Slam finalists Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini will even be in motion, alongside Nitto ATP Finals contenders Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz and Aslan Karatsev. #NextGenATP stars Jannik Sinner and Felix Auger-Aliassime will even characteristic.
This 12 months’s Western & Southern Open holds one extra twist. For the primary time for the reason that ATP Tour resumed from its pandemic suspension in August 2020, FedEx ATP Rankings factors will likely be added and dropped per conventional methodology (starting 23 August).
Here is all that you must know concerning the Western & Southern Open: what’s the schedule, the place to look at, who has received, when is the draw and extra.
Event Dates: 15-22 August 2021
Event Director: J. Wayne Richmond
Draw Ceremony: Friday, 13 August
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday, 14 August – Sunday, 15 August at 10:00am
* Important Draw: Sunday, 15 August – Friday, 22 August, 11:00am & 7:00pm; Saturday not earlier than 1:00pm & 6:00pm
* Doubles Ultimate: Sunday, 15 August at 12:00pm
* Singles Ultimate: Sunday, 15 August not earlier than 4:30pm
Venue: Linder Household Tennis Middle
Prize Cash: USD $4,845,025 (Whole Monetary Dedication: USD $5,404,435)
Honour Roll (Open Period)
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (7)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor (5)
Oldest Champion: Ken Rosewall, 35, in 1970
Youngest Champion: Boris Becker, 17, in 1985
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 John McEnroe in 1981; Andre Agassi in 1995; Pete Sampras in 1997, 1999; Gustavo Kuerten in 2001; Roger Federer in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012; Novak Djokovic in 2020
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 23 Peter Fleming in 1979
Final Dwelling Champion: Andy Roddick in 2006
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (47)
Singles:  Novak Djokovic (SRB) d Milos Raonic (CAN) 16 63 64 Read & Watch
Doubles: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) / Alex de Minaur (AUS) d Jamie Murray (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 62 75 Read More
Did You Know?
The Cincinnati match has come a good distance from its humble roots, first performed on the Avondale Athletic Membership greater than a century in the past, to the grand-scale ATP Masters 1000 occasion it’s at present. Previous champions embrace all-time greats like Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.