2024 Canadian Open To Change Start Dates Due To Olympics

2024 Canadian Open To Change Start Dates Due To Olympics

by Nurein Ahmed

The 2024 Canadian Open will observe a Tuesday start for the main draw across the ATP and WTA events being held concurrently in two cities due to the Olympic Games.

The change of schedule has been confirmed by the tournament, who noted that next year's tournament will begin a day later than in non-Olympic years. The tennis competition at the Summer Olympics in Paris next year will kick off on Saturday, July 27th, and run till Sunday, August 4th.

Therefore, the Canadian Open will change its schedule accordingly. Main draw action will commence on Tuesday, August 6th with first-round action in Montreal (ATP) and Toronto (WTA). As a result, the tournament will run its qualifying draw beginning Sunday, August 4th.

The dates have been adjusted to allow the players representing their countries at the Olympics to have ample travel time to play at the ATP/WTA 1000 tournament in the build-up to next year's US Open. The late start also means that the final will spill over to Monday, August 12th, 2024.

Tickets for the 2024 Canadian Open are already on sale on the tournament website. The changes are also set to impact the now-famous 407 ETR Family Weekend at the tournament, which will take place in conjunction with the qualifying rounds (August 4th-5th, 2024)

The popular 407 ETR Family Weekend gives families a treat to take part in fun activities while being on-site in Toronto, in addition to watching open practice sessions featuring some of the top players on Tour.

The 2023 edition for the women's was marred with scheduling complaints from the players. Multiple rain interruptions affected the order of play in Montreal, most notably the quarterfinal and semifinals, with leading players like Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina, and Sloane Stephens pointing the finger at the WTA leadership team.

Jessica Pegula won the women's tournament beating a fatigued Liudmila Samsonova who ended up playing two matches in a day. While Italy's Jannik Sinner bagged his first Masters 1000 in Toronto.


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