Canadian Open

The Canadian Open is one of the most unique events on the ATP & WTA Tours, as it's contested in two cities that alternate every year, Montreal and Toronto.

Date: 6 - 12 August
Category: ATP 1000 / WTA 1000
Surface: Hard
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada & Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Venue: IGA Stadium & Sobeys Stadium
Players: 56 players (ATP Entry List / WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $6,795,555 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 1000 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw / WTA Draw
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The Canadian Open is an ATP and WTA 1000-level event played on hard courts. Often, the tournament is called the National Bank Open for sponsorship purposes. Each season, the competition takes place in both Montreal and Toronto. However, the venues alternate each year, with the men’s competition taking place in one city and the women’s in another.

Since 2021, the WTA competition has been held in Toronto on even years, while Montreal hosts the men’s event on even years. Then, the venues swap on odds years. The Canadian Open is one of the oldest professional tennis competitions in the world. It first took place in 1881, and only Wimbledon has a longer history than this event.

Also, the first-ever Canadian Open took place just one month before the inaugural US Open. Originally, the men’s and women’s tournaments were held one week apart. However, this changed in 2011, when the competitions took place simultaneously on the ATP and WTA schedule.

Now, the Canadian Open takes place in late August, just a few weeks before the US Open. The history and high ranking points of the Canadian Open means higher-ranked players often compete in the tournament. As a result, some of the best men’s and women’s players have won the Canadian Open multiple times.

In the men’s draw, Rafael Nadal, Andy MurrayRoger Federer, and Novak Djokovic have won the Canadian Open several times. However, former Czech player Ivan Lendl has the most tournament wins. He lifted the title six times between 1980 and 1989.

Many WTA stars have also achieved great success at recent Canadian Open finals. Serena Williams and Simona Halep won the competition three times each. Former US player Monica Seles also took four consecutive wins between 1995 and 1998. Seles’ compatriot Chris Evert also won four titles, and the duo has the most Canadian Open wins in the Open Era.

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