Djokovic, Nadal, Federer To Reunite In Cincinnati; All You Need To Know
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer make their return to action at the Western & Southern Open for the first time since their historic clash in the Wimbledon championship match. (Read More) Rafael Nadal, who is looking to win a 35th ATP Masters 1000 title this week at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal, will be the second seed in Cincinnati.
Last year at the Western & Southern Open, Djokovic celebrated a historic achievement as he became the first player to complete the Career Golden Masters. After five runner-up finishes in Cincinnati, he finally claimed the one title missing from his Masters 1000 set with victory over Federer in the final.
While Djokovic and Nadal will each attempt to win Cincinnati for a second time, Federer will be going for a record-extending eighth title at his most successful Masters 1000 tournament. He triumphed in 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2012, and 2014-15.
BNP Paribas Open champion Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov round out the top eight seeds. John Isner, who finished runner-up to Nadal in 2013, will lead the American charge.
Here's all you need to know about the Cincinnati tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 11-18 August 2019
Tournament Director: Andre Silva
Draw Ceremony: Friday, 9 August at 6:30pm
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am
* Main draw: Sunday not before 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Monday - Friday at 11:00am and 7:00pm,
* Semi-finals: Saturday, 17 August, doubles at 1:00pm, singles not before 1:00pm and 6:00 pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 18 August at 12:15pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 18 August not before 4:00pm
Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center
Main Court Seating: 11,614
Prize Money: USD $6,056,280 (Total Financial Commitment: USD $6,735,690)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (7)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor (5)
Oldest Champion: Ken Rosewall, 35, in 1970
Youngest Champion: Boris Becker, 17, in 1985
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 23 Peter Fleming in 1979
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (46)
Singles:  Novak Djokovic (SRB) d  Roger Federer (SUI) 64 64 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) d  Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) 46 63 10-6 Read More
Did You Know... The Cincinnati tournament has come a long way from its humble roots, first played at the Avondale Athletic Club more than a century ago, to the grand-scale ATP Masters 1000 event held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center today. Past champions include such all-time greats as Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic..