2020 Canadian Open (tennis)
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2020 Canadian Open Tennis
2021 National Bank Open
DateAugust 6-15, 2021
Edition131st (men) / 119th (women)
CategoryATP Tour Masters 1000 (men)
WTA 1000 (women)
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada (men)
Montreal, Canada (women)
Champions
Men's singles
Russia Daniil Medvedev
Women's singles
Italy Camila Giorgi
Men's doubles
Women's doubles
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The 2021 Canadian Open (branded as the 2021 National Bank Open presented by Rogers for sponsorship reasons) were outdoor hard court tennis tournaments played from August 6 to August 15, 2021, as part of the 2021 US Open Series. The men's event took place at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, and the women's tournament at the IGA Stadium in Montreal. It was the 131st edition of the men's tournament--a Masters 1000 tournament on the 2021 ATP Tour, and the 119th edition of the women's tournament--a WTA 1000 tournament on the 2021 WTA Tour.[1][2]

They were originally scheduled to be played from August 8 to August 16, 2020, as part of the 2020 tennis season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Canadian Open was postponed to 2021 by Tennis Canada.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, postponement to 2021

The men's and women's tournaments alternate between Toronto and Montreal annually. On April 11, 2020, pursuant to a request by the province of Quebec (the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec was the centre of the first wave of the pandemic in Canada) for all cultural and sporting events to be cancelled through August,[3] Tennis Canada announced that the women's half of the Canadian Open, as part of the 2020 WTA Tour, would be postponed and held in Montreal in 2021.[4][5]

The men's half of the event was still tentatively scheduled, but was still at risk of cancellation or postponement if the ATP and WTA extended their suspension of play into August, or if Toronto or the province of Ontario made a similar order that also applies to the period.[4][5] Toronto had already cancelled all city-led major events, festivals, conferences, permits and cultural programs until June 30, 2020. Although subject to provincial restrictions on public gatherings, Mayor John Tory stated that these did not necessarily bar the hosting of sporting events.[6][7]

On June 17, 2020, Tennis Canada officially announced that the men's tournament had also been postponed[8] to 2021, citing logistical and safety issues that would be present for players and staff even if the event were to be held behind closed doors, including a federal health order requiring 14 days self-isolation upon arrival for anyone travelling to Canada.[9] As they have been postponed, the men's and women's tournaments will still be held in Toronto and Montreal as per the traditional rotation.[9][8]

On February 1, 2021, National Bank was promoted to title sponsor of the tournament, replacing Rogers Communications, which now serves as presenting sponsor.[10]

Points and prize money

Point distribution

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q Q2 Q1
Men's singles[11] 1000 600 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 0
Men's doubles[11] 0 -- -- -- --
Women's singles[12] 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
Women's doubles[12] 5 -- -- -- --

Prize money

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q2 Q1
Men's singles $370,290 $211,000 $121,250 $74,000 $45,000 $26,770 $15,845 $8,350 $4,445
Women's singles $221,500 $164,000 $87,000 $41,500 $21,000 $13,300 $10,750 $5,080 $3,250
Men's doubles* $68,440 $47,910 $32,840 $22,240 $15,050 $10,270 -- -- --
Women's doubles* $67,000 $43,990 $27,500 $13,800 $8,700 $6,500 -- -- --

*per team

Champions

Men's singles

Women's singles

This was Giorgi's third WTA Tour singles title, and first at WTA 1000 level.

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

ATP singles main-draw entrants

Seeds

The following are the seeded players. Rankings are as of August 2, 2021. Points before are as of August 9, 2021.

Because the tournament is being held one week later than the last edition in 2019 and as a result of special ranking adjustment rules due to COVID, the Points before column already reflects either a 50% reduction in the player's 2019 points or the substitution of the player's next best result.[13] Accordingly, the Points defending column has been adjusted to show the greater of (a) 50% of the player's 2019 points and (b) the player's 19th best result.

Following the tournament, players will count either their 2021 points or 50% of their 2019 points, whichever is greater.[14]

In addition, because the tournament is not mandatory in 2021, players may count their next best result instead if that result is better. Accordingly, points after will differ from points before only if the player's 2021 points won exceed points defending.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending+ Points won Points after Status
1 2 Russia Daniil Medvedev 9,920 300 1,000 10,620 Champion, defeated United States Reilly Opelka
2 3 Spain Rafael Nadal 7,815 500 0 7,815? Withdrew due to left foot injury
3 4 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 8,115 (125) 360 8,350 Semifinals lost to United States Reilly Opelka
4 7 Russia Andrey Rublev 6,005 (180) 90 6,005? Third round lost to United States John Isner
5 10 Canada Denis Shapovalov 3,625 (45) 10 3,625? Second round lost to United States Frances Tiafoe [LL]
6 12 Norway Casper Ruud 3,205 (35) 180 3,350 Quarterfinals lost to Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [3]
7 13 Poland Hubert Hurkacz 3,118 (45) 180 3,253 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Daniil Medvedev [1]
8 14 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 2,913 23 90 2,980 Third round lost to Spain Roberto Bautista Agut [10]
9 15 Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 2,693 45 10 2,693? Second round lost to Serbia Du?an Lajovi?
10 16 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2,630 90 180 2,720 Quarterfinals lost to United States Reilly Opelka
11 17 France Gaël Monfils 2,423 180 180 2,423 Quarterfinals lost to United States John Isner
12 18 Australia Alex de Minaur 2,600 (45) 10 2,600? Second round lost to Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili
13 19 Chile Cristian Garín 2,475 (10) 10 2,475 Second round lost to United States John Isner
14 21 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2,466 (10) 10 2,466 Second round lost to United States Reilly Opelka
15 23 Russia Aslan Karatsev 2,287 (15) 10 2,287 Second round lost to Russia Karen Khachanov
16 24 Italy Jannik Sinner 2,745 (40) 10 2,745? Second round lost to Australia James Duckworth [Q]

+ Due to a change in schedule for the 2021 tournament and COVID ranking adjustment rules, the Points defending column reflects the greater of (a) 50% of the player's 2019 points and (b) the player's 19th best result. Instances of the latter are enclosed in parentheses.

? Because the 2021 tournament was non-mandatory, the player substituted his 19th best result instead of the points won in this tournament.

Other entrants

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

The following player received entry using a protected ranking into the main singles draw:

The following player received entry using a special exempt into the main singles draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

The following players received entry as lucky losers:

Withdrawals

Before the tournament
During the tournament

ATP doubles main-draw entrants

Seeds

  • Rankings are as of August 2, 2021.

Other entrants

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pair received entry as alternates:

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

WTA singles main-draw entrants

Seeds

  • 1 Rankings are as of August 2, 2021

Other entrants

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

Withdrawals

Before the tournament
During the tournament

Retirements

WTA doubles main-draw entrants

Seeds

  • Rankings are as of August 2, 2021.

Other entrants

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pairs received entry as alternates:

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

References

  1. ^ "National Bank Open Overview". ATP.
  2. ^ "Omnium Banque Nationale Overview". Women's Tennis Association.
  3. ^ Staff (2020-04-10). "Quebec calls for cancellation of all sports, festivals and cultural events until Aug. 31". CTV News Montreal. Retrieved .
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  5. ^ a b Masters, Mark (2020-04-11). "Montreal postponed, Toronto event "in jeopardy" as Tennis Canada faces "severe" economic challenge". TSN. Bell Media. Archived from the original on 2020-04-12. Retrieved .
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  8. ^ a b "Rogers Cup in Toronto postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic". Sportsnet. Rogers Media. Archived from the original on 2020-06-17. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b "Toronto loses Rogers Cup men's event for 2020 because of COVID-19". CTV News Toronto. 2020-06-17. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Rogers Cup tennis tournament renamed National Bank Open". Canadian Press. Retrieved .{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ a b "Rankings explained". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Rankings explained". WTA. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ "FedEx ATP Rankings COVID-19 Adjustments FAQ". ATP. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Marks Beginning of 'Return to Normal' for FedEx ATP Rankings Logic". ATPtour.com. August 4, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2021 National Bank Open ATP Entry List". Tennis Up to Date. July 30, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ Tennis Canada (July 29, 2021). "Simona Halep confirms participation at National Bank Open". The Suburban. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ a b "Barty, Venus Williams and Kerber Out of the National Bank Open". Tennis Up to Date. July 31, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
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