The 2018 Cincinnati Masters, also known as the Western & Southern Open, is live from Cincinnati from 12-19 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. Seven-time champion Roger Federer leads the field in 2018 alongside defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

Cincinnati Masters live streaming

Cincinnati Masters tennis is live from 13-19 August with play starting around 11am local/4pm BST. Matches are televised via Sky Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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Cincinnati Masters schedule

Main-draw play at the 2018 Cincinnati Masters begins on Sunday 12 August with the men's final taking place on Sunday 19 August.


The official ATP World Tour player entry list for the 2018 Cincinnati Masters is led by world no. 1 Rafael Nadal, seven-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov.

The fast-paced courts of the Western & Southern Open haven't always been too kind to Nadal, whose solitary title at the Ohio event came during his glorious US hard-court summer of 2013, but the 11-time French Open champion will hope to warm up for his US Open title defense with a deep run in Cincinnati. 

Roger Federer, on the other hand, loves the pace of the courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Centre, where he has claimed the title seven times between 2005 and 2015. The Cincinnati Masters is the only event Federer is planning to play between Wimbledon and the US Open, so the world no. 2 will be keen to get as many confidence-boosting wins under his belt as possible - if a 20-time Grand Slam champion can be said to need much of a boost in confidence.

Novak Djokovic has won 30 Masters 1000 Series titles - but bizarrely the Cincinnati Masters is not one of them. In fact, it's the only one of the nine ATP Masters 1000 Series event to have eluded him, although he has reached the final five times. Revitalized after claiming the Wimbledon title, will this be Djokovic's year to finally claim the Cincinnati Masters?

While the 'Big Four' have enjoyed the same hegemony over the Cincinnati Masters as they have over the rest of tennis's biggest prizes over the past decade and a half, two players have broken through in recent years to claim the title - 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic (2016) and Grigor Dimitrov (2017). Both will be in the field when the 2018 Cincinnati Masters begins on Sunday 12 August, alongside players who have broken through as Masters 1000 Series champions elsewhere in the past couple of years looking to add Cincinnati to their haul - Juan Martin del Potro, John Isner and Alexander Zverev.

Rising stars of men's tennis Denis Shapovalov, Nick Kyrgios, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also in the field for the Western & Southern Open, as are two multiple Grand Slam champions looking to reclaim their best form - Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray, the latter a former Cincinnati Masters champion hoping to recapture the title. 

US Open and Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson, French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and perennial crowd favourite Gael Monfils are also in the field for the 2018 Cincinnati Masters, live from Cincinnati from 12-18 August.

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. 

Cincinnati Masters tournament information

ATP Western and Southern Open Tournament Information

ATP CincinnatiWTA Cincinnati
Dates12-19 August12-19 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' ChampionsGrigor DimitrovGarbine Muguruza
Reigning Doubles' ChampionsPierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas MahutChang Yung-Jan/Martina Hingis

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

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: Stefan Edberg (45)

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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