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Cincinnati Masters Live Stream

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The 2020 Cincinnati Masters has been relocated to Flushing Meadows, New York and will be played behind closed doors from 22-28 August. Watch and bet on Western & Southern Open tennis live and get Cincinnati Masters live stream access with livetennis.com.

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Cincinnati Masters tennis is live from Flushing Meadows, New York from 22-28 August, with play starting around 11am local/4pm BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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Cincinnati Masters 2020 Tournament Schedule

Western & Southern Open 2020

Date – Time Event Name Location
Friday 21 August 16:00 BST Women’s R1 matches Flushing Meadows
Saturday 22 August 00:00 BST Women’s R1 matches Flushing Meadows
Saturday 22 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s R1 matches Flushing Meadows
Sunday 23 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s R1 matches Flushing Meadows
Sunday 23 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s R2 matches Flushing Meadows
Monday 24 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s R2 matches Flushing Meadows
Monday 24 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s R2 matches Flushing Meadows
Tuesday 25 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s R2 matches Flushing Meadows
Tuesday 25 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s R16 matches Flushing Meadows
Wednesday 26 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s R16 matches Flushing Meadows
Wednesday 26 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s QF matches Flushing Meadows
Thursday 27 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s QF matches Roland Garros
Thursday 27 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s SF matches Roland Garros
Friday 28 August 00:00 BST Men’s & women’s SF matches Flushing Meadows
Friday 28 August 16:00 BST Men’s & women’s final Flushing Meadows

When is the 2020 Cincinnati Masters?

Qualifying matches at the Western & Southern Open will be played on 20-21 August. Main-draw women’s matches begin on Friday 21 August, and main-draw men’s matches begin on Saturday 22 August. Men’s and women’s finals will be played on Friday 28 August.

The Western & Southern Open has been relocated from Cincinnati to New York in 2020. For one year only, it will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, New York, allowing players to prepare for the US Open safely despite the global health crisis. Spectators will not be allowed.

The Western & Southern Open returns to Cincinnati in 2021.

ATP Cincinnati Masters Players 2020

As the last big event before the US Open, as well as being a prestigious Masters 1000 Series tournament in its own right, the Western & Southern Open attracts the best players in the men’s game. The past decade has seen Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all lifting the trophy, with John Isner, Nick Kyrgios and David Goffin among those who have featured in the final.

Understandably, circumstances are different in 2020 due to the global health crisis, but the Cincinnati Masters – even relocated to New York – is sure to attract a strong field. Every player who intends to compete at the US Open will want to take the opportunity to warm up for the tournament on the same courts the Grand Slam itself will be played on.

The player entry list for the 2020 Cincinnati Masters has been released, although it’s worth noting that not every player who is on the list necessarily intends to play: Since the Western & Southern Open is a Masters 1000 Series event, players ranked high enough are automatically entered unless they specifically withdraw.

World no. 2 Rafael Nadal and world no. 9 Gael Monfils have withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open, with Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios also not competing.

Novak Djokovic

At the time of writing there has been no indication that world no. 1 Djokovic does not intend to compete at the Western & Southern Open.

Cincinnati has traditionally been Djokovic’s least successful Masters – he has won it ‘only’ once, completing the career Masters Slam with his 2018 victory over Federer in the final, although he has finished runner-up on five separate occasions.

Djokovic was 18-0 in 2020 before the shutdown began, and is of course a three-time US Open champion, adding a 72-11 record on the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre to his 35-12 record in Cincinnati. He lost to Daniil Medvedev in the 2019 semifinals.

Dominic Thiem

Thiem has certainly kept himself busy during the shutdown, playing a high volume of exhibition events across Europe in trademark style.

The world no. 3 claimed his first Masters 1000 Series title on American hard courts at Indian Wells in 2019 and continues to make strides away from clay – in addition to two French Open runner-up finishes, he pushed Djokovic to five sets in the final of the Australian Open in January 2020.

Thiem has never gone beyond the quarterfinals in Cincinnati, but he is generally fatigued by this point in the season due to over-playing. That should not be a factor in 2020.

Daniil Medvedev

Russia’s Medvedev already had several titles under his belt before the 2019 Cincinnati Masters but it was at that tournament that he really announced himself as a legitimate threat to the top players, defeating Djokovic in the semifinals and going on to claim his maiden Masters 1000 Series title. It would be followed by a run to the final at the US Open and another Masters title in Shanghai.

Medvedev had a decent start to the season, unlucky to run into Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round in Melbourne. He will be looking to be the first player since Michael Chang in 1993-4 to successfully defend his maiden Western & Southern Open title.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Another player who has been active and visible in exhibitions during the shutdown, world no. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas has yet to win a Masters 1000 Series title, although he has reached two finals at that level.

Tsitsipas has also yet to win a title on outdoor hard courts. He was an Australian Open semifinalist in 2019, and won his biggest career title at the ATP Finals at the end of the same year. He already has a title under his belt in 2020, having won the Open 13 in Marseille. Tsitsipas has never won a main-draw match in Cincinnati – will he do better now the Western & Southern Open has been relocated to New York?

Alexander Zverev

Another shining light of the younger generation, Zverev is currently ranked world no. 7 at the tender age of 22 and already has three Masters 1000 Series titles to his credit, including one on North American hard courts at the Rogers Cup in 2017.

Zverev reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open in January 2020 and will be aiming to improve on a dismal 0-5 record in Western & Southern Open main-draw matches.

Wildcards

Western & Southern Open wildcards have been granted to the following players:

  • Andy Murray (2008 & 2011 champion)
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • Tennys Sandgren
  • Tommy Paul

 

 

Cincinnati Masters Player Performance

Who are the best-performing male players at the Cincinnati Masters?

Player Years played Titles Finals 2019 result Win-loss
Roger Federer 17 7 (2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2012, 2014-15) 1 (2018) R16 (lost to Andrey Rublev) 47-10
Andy Murray 14 2 (2008, 2011) 1 (2016) R1 (lost to Richard Gasquet) 31-12
Rafael Nadal 12 1 (2013) Did not play 22-11
Novak Djokovic 13 1 (2018) 5 (2007-8, 2011-12, 2015) SF (lost to Daniil Medvedev) 35-12
Marin Cilic 10 1 (2016) R1 (lost to Rado Albot) 16-9
Grigor Dimitrov 8 1 (2017) R2 (lost to Stan Wawrinka) 15-7
Daniil Medvedev 3 1 (2019) Champion (d. David Goffin) 6-2
John Isner 12 1 (2013) R2 (lost to Pablo Carreno Busta) 16-12
Nick Kyrgios 5 1 (2017) R2 (lost to Karen Khachanov) 9-5
David Goffin 6 1 (2019) Runner-up (lost to Daniil Medvedev) 13-6

Western & Southern Open Tournament Information

ATP Cincinnati Masters Western & Southern Open
Dates 21-28 August 2020
Location Flushing Meadows, New York
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre (2020 only)
Surface Outdoor hard court
Category ATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier-5
Draw size 56 singles/24 doubles
First played 1899
Most titles Men: Roger Federer (7)

Women: Serena Williams (2)

Prize money ATP: US$6,735,690

WTA: US$2,944,486

Reigning champions Men’s singles: Daniil Medvedev

Women’s singles: Madison Keys

Men’s doubles: Ivan Dodig/Filip Polasek

Women’s doubles: Lucie Hradecka/Andreja Klepac

About the Cincinnati Masters

One of nine Masters 1000 Series events on the calendar, which offer 1,000 ranking points to the champion and are mandatory for players ranked highly enough to play, the Cincinnati Masters is one of the biggest events of the American hard-court summer.

Following immediately after the Rogers Cup, the Cincinnati Masters is the last tournament that most top players will compete at before the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. In the past 20 years, players who have won the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open in the same year are: Andy Roddick (2003), Roger Federer (2005 and 2007), Rafael Nadal (2013) and Novak Djokovic (2018).

The Cincinnati Masters has a long history – it was first played in 1899 – and has been known by many names, including the Tri-State Tennis Tournament from 1901-1969. The tournament was mainly played on clay courts until 1979, the year it was moved to its present home of Mason, a suburb of Cincinnati. Its venue, the Lindner Family Tennis Center, features four permanent tennis stadia: The Centre Court, constructed in 1981, seats 11,400 people.

Western & Southern Financial Group became the title sponsor of the event in 2002, but the tournament did not take on its current form until 2011. The women’s tournament was traditionally played separately from the men’s, and did not take place from 1989-2003. In 2004, the tournament was purchased back from the Croatia Open in Bol, with Lindsay Davenport the inaugural champion on its return to Cincinnati. In 2009, it became a Premier-5 and was finally combined with the men’s tournament to create the Western & Southern Open as we know it.

A popular tournament with tennis fans for its relative intimacy and the amount of close-up views with top players afforded by its design, the Cincinnati Masters has played host to the biggest men’s stars in the sport, with Open Era champions including Jimmy Connors, Stan Smith, Ilie Nastase, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. In the 1990s, the trophy became almost the exclusive property of American players, with Michael Chang, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras combining to win eight titles from 1992-99. In recent years, however, American men have struggled to be as successful: Andy Roddick was the last homegrown champion and won the second of his two titles in Cincinnati in 2006, although James Blake, Mardy Fish and John Isner have all made the final since then. Isner was the most recent American Cincinnati Masters finalist, finishing runner-up to Nadal in 2013.

Roger Federer reigned supreme for a decade at the Cincinnati Masters, winning a record seven titles between 2005 and 2015, although Andy Murray and Nadal also triumphed during that time. Novak Djokovic made five finals before he finally broke through and won the Cincinnati Masters in 2018, defeating Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final to complete the ‘Career Masters Slam’.

In most recent years, the iron grip of the Big Four on the Masters 1000 Series titles has loosened a little, and the past four editions of the Cincinnati Masters have seen three first-time champions: Marin Cilic (2016), Grigor Dimitrov (2017) and Daniil Medvedev (2019), who went on to reach the final of the US Open a few weeks later.

The 2020 edition of the Cincinnati Masters sees the tournament relocated from Mason, Ohio to Flushing Meadows, New York and taking place the week before the US Open, as the COVID-19 global health crisis ravaged the tennis calendar. It will be just the second ATP Tour event to take place after the five-month suspension, and takes place behind closed doors from 22-28 August – the fifth time since 1899 that the Western & Southern Open will not be played in the Cincinnati area.

ATP Cincinnati Masters Ranking Points

Round Points
Champion 1,000
Runner-up 600
Semifinalist 360
Quarterfinal 180
R16 90
R32 45
R64 10

 

Cincinnati Masters Champions

Here is a complete list of players who have won singles titles at the Cincinnati Masters, also known as the Western & Southern Open, since the Open Era began in 1968.

Year Men’s Champion Men’s Runner-up Women’s Champion Women’s Runner-up
1968 William Harris Tom Gorman Linda Tuero Tory Fretz
1969 Cliff Richey Allan Stone Lesley Turner Bowrey Gail Chanfreau
1970 Ken Rosewall Cliff Richey Rosemary Casals Nancy Richey
1971 Stan Smith Juan Gisbert Sr. Virginia Wade Linda Tuero
1972 Jimmy Connors Guillermo Vilas Margaret Court Evonne Goolagong
1973 Ilie Nastase Manuel Orantes Evonne Goolagong Chris Evert
1974 Marty Riessen (3) Robert Luiz Not played Not played
1975 Tom Gorman Sherwood Stewart Not played Not played
1976 Roscoe Tanner Eddie Dibbs Not played Not played
1977 Harold Solomon Mark Cox Not played Not played
1978 Eddie Dibbs Raul Ramirez Not played Not played
1979 Peter Fleming Roscoe Tanner Not played Not played
1980 Harold Solomon (2) Francisco Gonzalez Not played Not played
1981 John McEnroe Chris Lewis Not played Not played
1982 Ivan Lendl Steve Denton Not played Not played
1983 Mats Wilander John McEnroe Not played Not played
1984 Mats Wilander (2) Anders Jarryd Not played Not played
1985 Boris Becker Mats Wilander Not played Not played
1986 Mats Wilander (3) Jimmy Connors Not played Not played
1987 Stefan Edberg Boris Becker Not played Not played
1988 Mats Wilander (4) Stefan Edberg Barbara Potter Helen Kelesi
1989 Brad Gilbert Stefan Edberg Not played Not played
1990 Stefan Edberg (2) Brad Gilbert Not played Not played
1991 Guy Forget Pete Sampras Not played Not played
1992 Pete Sampras Ivan Lendl Not played Not played
1993 Michael Chang Stefan Edberg Not played Not played
1994 Michael Chang (2) Stefan Edberg Not played Not played
1995 Andre Agassi Michael Chang Not played Not played
1996 Andre Agassi (2) Michael Chang Not played Not played
1997 Pete Sampras (2) Thomas Muster Not played Not played
1998 Patrick Rafter Pete Sampras Not played Not played
1999 Pete Sampras (3) Pat Rafter Not played Not played
2000 Thomas Enqvist Tim Henman Not played Not played
2001 Gustavo Kuerten Patrick Rafter Not played Not played
2002 Carlos Moya Lleyton Hewitt Not played Not played
2003 Andy Roddick Mardy Fish Not played Not played
2004 Andre Agassi (3) Lleyton Hewitt Lindsday Davenport Vera Zvonareva
2005 Roger Federer Andy Roddick Patty Schnyder Akiko Morigami
2006 Andy Roddick (2) Juan Carlos Ferrero Vera Zvonareva Katarina Srebotnik
2007 Roger Federer (2) James Blake Anna Chakvetadze Akiko Morigami
2008 Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Nadia Petrova Nathalie Dechy
2009 Roger Federer (3) Novak Djokovic Jelena Jankovic Dinara Safina
2010 Roger Federer (4) Mardy Fish Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova
2011 Andy Murray (2) Novak Djokovic Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
2012 Roger Federer (5) Novak Djokovic Li Na Angelique Kerber
2013 Rafael Nadal John Isner Victoria Azarenka Serena Williams
2014 Roger Federer (6) David Ferrer Serena Williams Ana Ivanovic
2015 Roger Federer (7) Novak Djokovic Serena Williams (2) Simona Halep
2016 Marin Cilic Andy Murray Karolina Pliskova Angelique Kerber
2017 Grigor Dimitrov Nick Kyrgios Garbine Muguruza Simona Halep
2018 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Kiki Bertens Simona Halep
2019 Daniil Medvedev David Goffin Madison Keys Svetlana Kuznetsova

Cincinnati Masters tennis is live from Flushing Meadows, New York from 22-28 August, with play starting around 11am local/4pm BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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