The 2019 Cincinnati Masters, also known as the Western & Southern Open, is live from Cincinnati from 11-18 August.

The seventh Masters 1000 Series of the year and the last big tournament before the US Open, the fast-paced courts at the Western & Southern Open are a key battleground ahead of the last Grand Slam of the season. Defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic leads the field after the Serbian completed his set of all nine Masters 1000 titles at the tournament last year.

Cincinnati Masters live streaming

Cincinnati Masters tennis is live from 11-18 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 schedule

Main-draw play at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters begins on Sunday 11 August with the men's final taking place on Sunday 18 August.


World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic and record seven-time winner Roger Federer headline the 2019 Cincinnati Masters field, live between August 11-18.

Could we see a rematch of the thrilling Wimbledon final in Cincinnati for the second straight years as Djokovic and Federer return to the Western & Southern Open? Djokovic got the better of Federer in both matches, winning 6-4 6-4 in last year’s Cincinnati final to complete his set of nine Masters 1000 tournaments (becoming the first man to do so) and of course edging the Swiss in a five-set marathon at Wimbledon, prevailing 13-12 in a deciding set tiebreak.

Federer has been dominant in Cincinnati throughout his illustrious career, winning the title a record seven times, but his last triumph came in 2015, while Djokovic was a five-time runner-up before finally breaking through for the silverware last year.

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal hasn’t had the best success in Cincinnati over the years, winning just the one title in 2013 and never advancing to another final - is it time for the great Spaniard to make an impact once again?

We have seen some brand new Masters 1000 champions crowned in Cincinnati in the last few years, with Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov winning in 2016 and 2017, while enigmatic Australian Nick Kyrgios also made his one and only Masters 1000 final in 2017, going down to Dimitrov after earlier beating Nadal in the quarter-finals.

John Isner is the only other active player to have made the Cincinnati Masters 1000 final, doing so in 2013 and losing in two tiebreaks to Nadal.

Dominic Thiem will be determined to build on some promising hardcourt form as of late after he won his first Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells earlier this season and made the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open last year, while Alexander Zverev is looking to recapture his best tennis after a poor 2019 so far. Stefanos Tsitsipas will be a threat as the young Greek continues to progress, Kei Nishikori is always thereabouts and the newest members of the top 10 - Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev - will also be out to make a statement just before the U.S. Open.

It’s shaping up to be another spectacular edition of the Cincinnati Masters in 2019 - who will come away with the title and head into the U.S. Open all guns blazing?

About the Cincinnati Masters

Part of the nine-event Masters 1000 Series for the men (as well as a Premier-5 event for the women), the Western and Southern Open is the last major event of the tennis summer before the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year takes place in New York at the US Open. It plays a major role in the US Open Series, the standings which track performance across the hard-court tournaments of July and August across North America and which offer a potential $1 million bonus for champions at the US Open.

Played on outdoor hard courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Centre in Cincinnati, the only venue outside the four Grand Slams which features two permanent tennis stadiums, the Western & Southern Open’s roots go all the way back to 1899. The tournament evolved from a clay-court event played in and around Cincinnati at various venues and under various names before it took its current form in 2011: The women’s event, originally played a week before, was combined with the men’s and it became known as the Western & Southern Open, codifying its status as one of the tennis season’s biggest events and a key battleground ahead of the US Open.

While many legends of the men’s game have claimed the Cincinnati title, from Bill Tilden in the 1920s to Jimmy Connors, Ken Rosewall and Ilie Nastase in the 1970s, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg in the 1980s and Michael Chang, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras in the 1990s, the modern era of champions at the Cincinnati Masters began in 2005 when Roger Federer won his first title, defeating Andy Roddick in the final. 

No man has won more titles than Federer’s seven, with the 19-time Grand Slam champion winning back-to-back titles for the second time when he beat David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic in successive finals in 2014-15. Andy Murray (2008, 2011), Rafael Nadal (2013) and Marin CIlic (2016) are the other active players who have won Cincinnati in the last decade - until they were joined by Grigor Dimitrov in 2017, when the Bulgarian successfully came through a depleted field to claim his first Masters 1000 Series title, beating Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios on his way to the title which itself was a significant stepping-stone towards his Nitto ATP Finals triumph in November.

Djokovic finally broke through in 2018 to claim his first Cincinnati Masters title - and in the process complete his set of all nine Masters 1000 trophies - when he beat Federer in straight sets in the final.

Cincinnati Masters tournament information

ATP Western and Southern Open Tournament Information

ATP CincinnatiWTA Cincinnati
Dates11-18 August11-18 August
LocationCincinnati, USCincinnati, US
VenueLindner Family Tennis CenterLindner Family Tennis Center
CategoryATP Masters 1000WTA Premier 5
Draw Size56 Singles/ 24 Doubles48 Singles/ 28 Doubles
First Played18991899
Prize Money$4,973,120$2,536,154
Reigning Singles' ChampionsNovak DjokovicKiki Bertens
Reigning Doubles' ChampionsJamie Murray/Bruno SoaresLucie Hradecka/Ekaterina Makarova

Cincinnati Masters ranking points

These are the ATP World Tour ranking points on offer for reaching each round at the Cincinnati Masters.

The Cincinnati Masters is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Series so follows the same distribution for ranking points as the other eight tournaments in the series.

Players with byes into the second round receive first-round points.

Ranking points on offer at ATP Masters 1000 Series events

RoundRanking points (singles)Ranking points (doubles)
Round of 169090
Round of 32450
Round of 6425n/a

Cincinnati Masters champions

Previous winners of the Cincinnati Masters (Open Era)

1968William HarrisTom Gorman
1969Cliff RicheyAllan Stone
1970Ken RosewallCliff Richey
1971Stan SmithJuan Gisbert, Sr
1972Jimmy ConnorsGuillermo Vilas
1973Ilie NastaseManuel Orantes
1974Marty RiessenRobert Lutz
1975Tom GormanSherwood Stewart
1976Roscoe TannerEddie Dibbs
1977Harold SolomonMark Cox
1978Eddie DibbsRaul Ramirez
1979Peter FlemingRoscoe Tanner
1980Harold Solomon (2)Francisco Gonzalez
1981John McEnroeChris Lewis
1982Ivan LendlSteve Denton
1983Mats WilanderJohn McEnroe
1984Mats Wilander (2)Anders Jarryd
1985Boris BeckerMats Wilander
1986Mats Wilander (3)Jimmy Connors
1987Stefan EdbergBoris Becker
1988Mats Wilander (4)Stefan Edberg
1989Brad GilbertStefan Edberg
1990Stefan Edberg (2)Brad Gilbert
1991Guy ForgetPete Sampras
1992Pete SamprasIvan Lendl
1993Michael ChangStefan Edberg
1994Michael Chang (2)Stefan Edberg
1995Andre AgassiMichael Chang
1996Andre Agassi (2)Michael Chang
1997Pete Sampras (2)Thomas Muster
1998Patrick RafterPete Sampras
1999Pete Sampras (3)Patrick Rafter
2000Thomas EnqvistTim Henman
2001Gustavo KuertenPatrick Rafter
2002Carlos MoyaLleyton Hewitt
2003Andy RoddickMardy Fish
2004Andre Agassi (3)Lleyton Hewitt
2005Roger FedererAndy Roddick
2006Andy Roddick (2)Juan Carlos Ferrero
2007Roger Federer (2)James Blake
2008Andy MurrayNovak Djokovic
2009Roger Federer (3)Novak Djokovic
2010Roger Federer (4)Mardy Fish
2011Andy Murray (2)Novak Djokovic
2012Roger Federer (5)Novak Djokovic
2013Rafael NadalJohn Isner
2014Roger Federer (6)David Ferrer
2015Roger Federer (7)Novak Djokovic
2016Marin CilicAndy Murray
2017Grigor DimitrovNick Kyrgios
2018Novak DjokovicRoger Federer

Cincinnati Masters player records

Here are some of the most notable player records at the Cincinnati Masters (all-time unless specified).

Most titles: Roger Federer - seven (2005-15)

Most finals reached: A tie between Bill Talbert - seven (1941-51) and Roger Federer - seven (2005-15). Federer holds the Open Era record.

Most consecutive titles: A tie between Raymond D. Little - three (1900-2), Beals Wright (1904-6), Robert LeRoy (1907-9) and Bobby Riggs (1936-8). 
In the Open Era, four players have won back-to-back Cincinnati Masters titles - Mats Wilander (1983-4), Michael Chang (1993-4), Andre Agassi (1995-6) and Roger Federer (2009-10 and 2014-15).

Most consecutive finals: Bill Talbert made five straight finals between 1941-1945.
In the Open Era, Mats Wilander (1983-6) and Michael Chang (1993-6) have both made four straight finals.

Most matches played: Stefan Edberg (56)

Most matches won: Roger Federer (46)

Most consecutive matches won: Bobby Riggs (21)

Most editions played: Michael Chang (22)

Most times seeded no. 1 (since 1927): Roger Federer (7)

Best match winning %: Bryan Grant and Bobby Riggs have both won 100% of their matches in Cincinnati

Oldest champion: Ken Rosewall, 1970 (35 years, eight months and 19 days)

Youngest champion: Boris Becker, 1985 (17 years, eight months and 29 days)

Longest final: Herbert Behrens d. Irvin Dorfman, 1948 (7-5, 11-9, 2-6, 6-8, 6-4 = 64 games)

Shortest final: Andy Murray d. Novak Djokovic, 2011 (6-4, 3-0 ret. = 13 games)

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