The world of tennis has this week its last big important appointment before the US Open: the Western & Southern Open, the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati. The great figures of men’s and women’s tennis will try to shine in this tournament to show that they arrive in shape in New York for the last Grand Slam of the season.
Cincinnati Masters 1,000 schedule
The Western & Southern Open, the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati, will bring together the great figures of the ATP and WTA circuits from August 15 to 22 on the courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, a town very close to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Masters 1,000 draw
Daniil Medvedev will be the first seed at the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 after the absence of Novak Djokovic. The Russian, who will be exempt to the second round, will face Brandon Nakashima or Mackenzie McDonald in this round and in the second round he could face Spanish Roberto Bautista, who will make his debut against Grigor Dimitrov. In the quarterfinals Medvedev could face Hubert Hurkacz, who will debut against the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich, Andy Murray or the Spanish Pablo Carreño, who will debut in the second round against Millman or Struff. In a hypothetical semifinal Medvedev could meet his compatriot Andrey Rublev, Alex de Minaur, Jannik Sinner or with the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who will debut against Benoit Paire.
At the bottom of the table will be the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who will debut against Opelka or Moutet, and who could be seen in the second round with Schwartzman and in the quarterfinals with the German Alexander Zverev, who will debut in the second round against Nishioka or Harris. Zverev is postulated as a possible rival in the semifinals of Stefanos Tsitsipas, second seed of the tournament, who will be measured in his debut against Sebastian Korda or Laslo Djere, who in the second round could be measured against Garín or Carlos Alcaraz (he will debut against Sonego after passing the previous ) and in the quarterfinals he could meet with Felix Auger-Aliasisme or Matteo Berrettini, who will debut against Taylor Fritz or the Spanish Albert Ramos.
The Australian Ashleigh Barty starts as the first favorite for the title at the Western & Southern Open and will make her debut against a player from the previous phase and could see Victoria Azarenka in the round of 16 and in the quarter-finals a cross with Barbora Krejcikova or the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza. In a hypothetical semifinal, Barty could face rivals such as Elina Svitolina, Jennifer Brady, Petra Kvitova or Iga Swiatek
At the bottom of the table will be Karolina Pliskova, who could make her debut against Yulia Putintseva and meet Simona Halep in the round of 16 before a possible quarter-final crossing with Mertens or Sabalenka. In a hypothetical semifinal Sabalenka could meet with the Japanese Naomi Osaka, second favorite for the title, who will debut against Gauff or a player from the previous one, who could face Pavlyuchenkova in the round of 16 and in the quarterfinals she could meet Bianca Andreescu or the Olympic champion Belinda Bencic.