Men’s draw, schedule, players, prize money breakdown and more

It’s only a matter of time before this year’s Canadian Open takes place in Montreal. The Masters 1000 Men’s Singles event will see some of the world’s best players compete at the IGA Stadium.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev will be among a string of high-profile absentees. However, we still have some world-class players who are more than capable of captivating viewers.

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will perhaps be the biggest favorites to win the tournament, while Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud and Felix Auger-Aliassime are also in contention.


What is the Canadian Open?

The Canadian Open is one of the oldest tournaments in men’s tennis, having been held for the first time in 1881. This year is the 132nd edition of the competition.

Over the years, the tournament has undergone several name changes. The event began as the Canadian Championships before being renamed the Canadian Open in 1968. The tournament was then called the 1997-2000 du Maurier Open before changing to the Canada Masters in 2001-2004.

It was renamed the Rogers Cup from 2005 to 2019 before it is now called the National Bank Open.

Ivan Lendl is the most successful male player in Canadian Open history, winning it six times while Rafael Nadal triumphed five times. Daniil Medvedev won the tournament last year by beating Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3 in the final.


player

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Hamburg European Open 2022 – Day 9

Reigning champion Daniil Medvedev is the top seed at the Canadian Open and a huge favorite to win. The Russian seems to be in touch and is a great player on hard court so it will be a daunting task for anyone to beat him.

Second seed Carlos Alcaraz has shown scintillating tennis so far this season and has a good chance of winning his third Masters 1000 title. Players like Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime are also fighting to win the tournament.

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Schedule

The tournament runs from August 8th to 15th, with the main draw for the men’s singles event starting on Monday.


prize money

The winner of the women’s singles tournament at the National Bank Open will receive $915,295 in prize money, while the runner-up will receive $499,830. The semi-finalists will each receive $273,320 and the quarter-finalists will receive $149,085 each. The total prize pool for the tournament is $5,296,545.


where to see

Viewers in the United States can watch the Canadian Open on the tennis channel while those in Canada can watch all the action live TVA Sports and Sportsnet. Tennis fans in England can watch the WTA 1000 tournament on Amazon Prime Video.


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