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Schedule, tickets, Medvedev and Giorgi: 13 questions about 2022 Canadian Open

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Canadian Open – a combined ATP and WTA event which takes place in Montreal and Toronto in August

Daniil Medvedev of Russia poses with the trophy at the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre. Daniil Medvedev of Russia poses with the trophy at the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

You can follow the 2022 men’s event at the Canadian Open on these links on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

You can follow the 2022 women’s event at the Canadian Open on these links on  TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

When will the Canadian Open take place?

The men’s event at the Canadian Open, also known as the National Bank Open, will start from August 5, 2022 while the women’s event will begin on August 6, with both events scheduled to end on August 14, 2022.

Where will the Canadian Open be held?

Toronto and Montreal alternate as host cities for the men’s and women’s Canadian Open every year. In 2022, the ATP event at the National Bank Open will take place in Montreal while the WTA event will be held in Toronto.

On which surface is the National Bank Open played?

The tournament is played on hardcourts.

How do I get tickets for the National Bank Open?

The tickets for the women’s event can be found at this link while the tickets for the men’s tournament can be found here.

Who are the National Bank Open defending champions?

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Canada’s Camila Giorgi are the defending champions at the National Bank Open.

Medvedev defeated American Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3 in the men’s final last year while Giorgi ousted Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 in the women’s final.

Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury won the men’s doubles title in 2022 while home favourite Gabriel Dabrowski and her Brazilian partner Luisa Stefani won the women’s doubles event.

Who are the former champions at the Canadian Open?

In the Open Era, Ivan Lendl is the most successful male player, with six titles to his name. Nadal, a five-time champion, could equal that record by winning the title in 2022. Other multiple champions include Novak Djokovic (4), Andy Murray (3), Andre Agassi (3), Roger Federer (2), John McEnroe (2), and Guillermo Vilas (2).

On the women’s side, Chris Evert and Monica Seles have both won the event four times each. Other champions include Serena Williams (3), Martina Navratilova (3), Simona Halep (2), Justine Henin (2), Amelie Mauresmo (2), Martina Hingis (2), Arantxa Sanchez (2), Steffi Graf (2), Regina Marsíkova (2), and Evonne Goolagong Cawley (2).

How many players ate in the Canadian Open draw?

The men’s event will have a draw of 56 players in singles and 28 teams in doubles. Meanwhile, the women’s event has a draw of 64 players in singles and 28 teams in doubles.

What health measures are being taken by the tournament this year?

Tennis Canada has said it will follow all public health guidelines at the National Bank Open. Ticketholders will have to comply with the federal, provincial, and municipal regulations that are in place at the time of the tournament.

Sanitary measures that will need to be followed by fans at the event will be communicated to ticketholders closer to the event.

How many ranking points are awarded at the Canadian Open?

For men, as for the other Masters 1000 events, ATP points are awarded as follows:

  • Title: 1000 points
  • Final: 600 points
  • Semi-final: 360 points
  • Quarter-final: 180 points
  • Round of 16: 90 points
  • 2nd round: 45 points
  • 1st round: 25 points

For the women, WTA points are awarded as follows:

  • Title: 900 points
  • Final: 585 points
  • Semi-final: 350 points
  • Quarter-final: 190 points
  • Round of 16: 105 points
  • 2nd round: 60 points
  • 1st round: 1 points

Which top players are absent from the 2022 Canadian Open?

Roger Federer, a two-time champion at the National Bank Open, will be among the big names missing on the men’s side. The Swiss player is yet to return after his surgery following Wimbledon in 2021. It is uncertain whether current world No 2 Alexander Zverev, who underwent surgery following the French Open, will recover in time to play in Canada.

The women’s tournament has attracted a stellar field with all the top 30 ranked players having entered the draw. The only players missing among the top 42 are Angelique Kerber (ranked 31st at the time of entry list announcement) and Elina Svitolina (ranked 42nd and currently on a break from the tour as she is pregnant).

Will Novak Djokovic be allowed to play the 2022 Canadian Open?

As of now, Novak Djokovic remains on the entry list for the men’s event but current rules do not permit unvaccinated visitors into the country. Unless the rules change between now and the time of the tournament draw, it looks unlikely that Djokovic will be able to play in Montreal.

Is Serena Williams playing the 2022 Canadian Open?

Yes. Serena, who returned to the tour by playing doubles at Eastbourne and singles at Wimbledon, is on the entry list for the women’s event in Toronto.

Which TV channels will broadcast the 2022 Canadian Open?

As per the ATP tour website, all ATP Masters 1000 series events will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and TSN in Canada, Canal+, Eurosport in France, Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom, and the Tennis Channel in the United States. For broadcast partners in other countries, you can click on this link at the ATP tour website.

As per the WTA tour website, WTA events are broadcast on TVA Sports, DAZN, TSN in Canada, beIN Sports in France, Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom, and the Tennis Channel in the United States. For broadcast partners in other countries, you can click on this link at the WTA Tour website.

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