Canadian Masters 1000: players, favorites and absences in Toronto

The Masters 1,000 of Canada begins and you cannot miss all the information of the tournament. Meet the big absentees and stars in Toronto.


If Tokyo 2020 had some of the great figures of world tennis as absent, it will be in Toronto where they will have a presence. It is the 1,000 Masters of Canada, from August 9 to 15, in the tournament that will bring together the stars of the racket and that also had a long wait due to the pandemic. For this reason, at the National Bank Open, this year a capacity of five thousand people per day will be accepted.

Masters Players 1,000 Canada

The initial list has undergone modifications following the decision of some tennis players to absent themselves from the competition. After this, the draw for the men's team carried out last Saturday and which integrates 64 players, was like this: 444 444


Good news for tennis fans. One of the figures of the world racket that appears in the crosses is Nadal, who will return to play again after being without competing since Roland Garros and giving up playing at Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. "Rafa" is the champion of the last two versions of the Canadian tournament and will look for a third one.

The Spaniard could face South African Harris and Kyrgios in the round of 16. Stefanos Tsitsipas could be his hypothetical rival in the semis and the final against Daniil Medvedev and Rublev. Meanwhile, other figures are Dominic Thiem, Andrey Rubñev, Matteo Berrettini and Denis Shapovalov.

Absences in Toronto

Meanwhile, among the great absent is Roger Federer due to a knee injury. It was because of this same annoyance that he also did not participate in the recent Olympic Games. For his part, Novak Djokovic, four times champion in Canada, preferred to be in Japan.

The same for Alexander Zverev, who will not say present in Toronto either, since he has just participated in Tokyo. Added to the list are Italian Matteo Berrettini, Canadian Milos Raonic and Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta.

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