The Canadian Open or the Canadian Masters, which is primarily known as the National Bank Open for sponsorship reasons, is an annual tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It belongs to the ATP Masters 1000 series and is also a WTA Premier 5 Tournament.
The 2021 National Bank Open begins on 9 August and will continue till the 15th. It will be the 131st edition for the men’s tournament and the 119th edition for the WTA counterpart.
The Canadian Open has two venues in two cities - the IGA Stadium in Montreal and the Aviva Centre in Toronto. The former has a maximum capacity of 8,000 while the latter has a capacity of 12,500 on centre court, which is also known as the Stadium Court.
The 2021 Toronto Masters or the WTA National Bank Open will have a total prize money of $501,975 for the singles title and $143,600 for the doubles champions. The prize money will be distributed according to the ATP and WTA stipulations.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada is the women's singles defending champion at the National Bank Open, while Rafael Nadal is the men's singles defending champion.
The 2021 edition of the National Bank Open will see a whole host of top ATP and WTA stars participating. Men's defending champion Rafael Nadal will be joined by the likes of Stefanos Tstisipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini.
The women's section, on the other hand, will feature defending champion Bianca Andreescu as well as other stars like Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Karolina Pliskova.