History…  Taking place in the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this will be the 10th edition of the tournament.

The competition who started as an exhibition in 1981 and moved through Long Island, New Haven until it settled on the current destination since 2011.

Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to Covid-19 and in 2019 Hubert Hurkacz defeated Benoit Paire to take home the title.

History…  The Inaugural ‘Tennis in The Land’ tournament will bring a Women’s event for the first time in Cleveland.

The competition will be held at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Bank and was able to attract quite a good field despite it’s played a week before the last Grand Slam of the year and a time where most of the best players decide to rest instead

History…  This will be the 120th edition of the tournament originally played in Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. This year will mark the return of the event since 2019 as due to Covid travel restrictions and other problems the competition was held in New York last year.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic won’t be here and Rafael Nadal withdrew because of an ongoing foot injury that puts his US Open participation in doubt as well.

Roger Federer is the record holder for most titles here with 7, but the Swiss isn’t here because of a knee injury

Favourites/Top Seeds/Dark Horses….

Top Half

Daniil Medvedev who is still in

History…  This year will be the 93rd edition of The Western & Southern Open for the ladies.

Due to Covid restrictions last year’s competition was held in New York to prevent travelling and risk of spreading the disease.

Victoria Azarenka won the title last year after Naomi Osaka was forced to give a walkover in the final due to Left hamstring injury

History…  The Canadian Open is the second oldest tournament in the world behind only Wimbledon with 130 editions since it was found in 1881.

The event alternates the cities between Toronto and Montreal and with the women as well.

From 2021 in even-numbered years the men’s tournament is held in Montreal, while the women’s tournament is held in Toronto, and vice versa in odd-numbered years.

Rafael Nadal is the defending champion, as he won in both Toronto and Montreal in 2018 and 2019. With 5 titles here, he is behind only Ivan Lendl who still holds the record with 6.