Facts & Figures: 2019 Western & Southern Open
The Western & Southern Open is the second of back-to-back summer North American hard-court ATP Masters 1000 tennis tournaments in the lead to the US Open. The final at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal will be Sunday, the opening day of main draw action in Cincinnati.
Five former champions feature in the 2019 field, with Roger Federer leading the way with a record seven titles. Andy Murray, who makes his return to singles action for the first time since January, is a two-time titlist, while Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov have each won the title once.
Update: Rafael Nadal, the 2013 champion, announced his withdrawal on Sunday night, citing fatigue after winning his 35th ATP Masters 1000 title at the Coupe Rogers. Nadal is only one of four players to win Canada and Cincinnati in the same season, along with Andy Roddick, Patrick Rafter and Andre Agassi.