Cincinnati Masters 1000: players, favorites and absences

Check here the list of great players, the favorites for the title and the absences of the Masters 1,000 and the WTA 1,000 in Cincinnati, the last major tournament before the US Open.

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The great men's and women's tennis rackets come together this week at the Masters 1,000 and the WTA 1,000 in Cincinnati, the last great event before the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season, for which they will face the tournament as a demanding test before the appointment in New York.

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Daniil Medvedev, Cincinnati Masters 1,000 champion in 2019, starts as a great favorite to lift the title again in 2021. However, the Russian will not have it easy, as he will have to face important rivals such as Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the German Alexander Zverev, the Russian Andrey Rublev, the Italian Matteo Berrettini, the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the Spanish Pablo Carreño, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the Italian Jannik Sinner, the Canadian Felix Auger- Aliassime or the Spanish Roberto Bautista among others.

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Australian Ashleigh Barty starts as a great favorite for the title at the WTA 1,000 in Cincinnati in a tournament in which she will have as main rivals the Japanese Naomi Osaka, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. In the shortlist of favorites for the title there are also names such as Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek, Bianca Andreescu, Garbiñe Muguruza, Barbora Krejcikova, Belinda Bencic, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Jennifer Brady, Victoria Azarenka, Elise Mertens or Anastasia Pavly444kova. 4

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However, the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 will have a somewhat more decaffeinated participation in this edition, since none of the members of the Big Three that make up Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic will compete in the tournament.The Swiss has already announced that he will be out for several months after having to undergo a new operation on his knee, while Nadal and Djokovic have given up their participation in the tournament to continue their preparation and not take risks before the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season.

In addition to the absence of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, there are also two other prominent names in tennis: Austrian Dominic Thiem and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

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Despite the brilliant cast that appears in the women's draw of the WTA 1,000 in Cincinnati, the tournament will also feature notorious absences such as that of the American Sofia Kenin or the American Serena Williams, who have preferred to resign from the tournament to focus entirely on the recovering from his injuries to attempt to compete in the US Open.



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