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2021 Citi Open - Washington

2 Aug 2021 - 8 Aug 2021

The Citi Open or the Washington Open is a tennis tournament that is part of the ATP 500 series. The hardcourt event is played every year.


The Washington Open has been a part of the ATP calendar since 1969, while the women's event was introduced in 2011. The 2021 Citi Open is the 52nd edition of the tournament.


About

In 2018, the tournament was held from July 30 to August 5 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington DC. The tournament featured 64 singles players and 16 doubles teams on the men’s tour while 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams participated in the women’s section. The total prize money of the tournament was $1,890,165.


Defending champions

At the previous edition (2019), Nick Kyrgios beat Daniil Medvedev 7-6, 7-6 to emerge victorious in the men's singles final. In men's doubles, Raaven Klaasen and Michael Venus overcame the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 3-6, 6-3, 10-2 to lift the trophy.


Jessica Pegula meanwhile was the 2019 women's singles champion, convincingly beating Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the final. The women's doubles final, on the other hand, saw the teenage pair of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally beat Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollar 6-2, 6-2 for the title.

Coco Gauff says she would like to be friends with "super funny" Nick Kyrgios, agrees to mixed doubles partnership with the Aussie
Coco Gauff says she would like to be friends with

Coco Gauff says she would like to be friends with "super funny" Nick Kyrgios, agrees to mixed doubles partnership with the Aussie

After early Citi Open exit, Rafael Nadal stays back in Washington to play some golf 
After early Citi Open exit, Rafael Nadal stays back in Washington to play some golf 

After early Citi Open exit, Rafael Nadal stays back in Washington to play some golf 

Kei Nishikori joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and David Ferrer on list of players who have won 100 matches at ATP 500 level
Kei Nishikori joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and David Ferrer on list of players who have won 100 matches at ATP 500 level

Kei Nishikori joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and David Ferrer on list of players who have won 100 matches at ATP 500 level

Having Rafael Nadal in Washington is a blessing, I admire his & Roger Federer's humble personalities: NHL star Lars Eller
Having Rafael Nadal in Washington is a blessing, I admire his & Roger Federer's humble personalities: NHL star Lars Eller

Having Rafael Nadal in Washington is a blessing, I admire his & Roger Federer's humble personalities: NHL star Lars Eller

Jannik Sinner says Jenson Brooksby is a "very tricky player", claims he does not know exactly how the American plays
Jannik Sinner says Jenson Brooksby is a

Jannik Sinner says Jenson Brooksby is a "very tricky player", claims he does not know exactly how the American plays

Despite foot injury, Rafael Nadal captivates fans with spectacular shot-making in Washington
Despite foot injury, Rafael Nadal captivates fans with spectacular shot-making in Washington

Despite foot injury, Rafael Nadal captivates fans with spectacular shot-making in Washington

Washington 2021: Denis Kudla vs Mackenzie McDonald preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open
Washington 2021: Denis Kudla vs Mackenzie McDonald preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Washington 2021: Denis Kudla vs Mackenzie McDonald preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Rafael Nadal to exit top 3 of the ATP rankings for first time since 2017, Stefanos Tsitsipas set to become new World No. 3
Rafael Nadal to exit top 3 of the ATP rankings for first time since 2017, Stefanos Tsitsipas set to become new World No. 3

Rafael Nadal to exit top 3 of the ATP rankings for first time since 2017, Stefanos Tsitsipas set to become new World No. 3

Lloyd Harris after beating Rafael Nadal in Washington: "It's a very special moment in my career, probably the best win I have ever had"
Lloyd Harris after beating Rafael Nadal in Washington:

Lloyd Harris after beating Rafael Nadal in Washington: "It's a very special moment in my career, probably the best win I have ever had"

Rafael Nadal after shock 3R loss to Lloyd Harris: "Best news is the foot was better than yesterday, I was able to move a bit better"
Rafael Nadal after shock 3R loss to Lloyd Harris:

Rafael Nadal after shock 3R loss to Lloyd Harris: "Best news is the foot was better than yesterday, I was able to move a bit better"

Reilly Opelka says Rafael Nadal is the "greatest", reveals he used to dress up as the Spaniard on Halloween
Reilly Opelka says Rafael Nadal is the

Reilly Opelka says Rafael Nadal is the "greatest", reveals he used to dress up as the Spaniard on Halloween

"Being able to train with Rafael Nadal is a dream come true" - Sebastian Korda

"Being able to train with Rafael Nadal is a dream come true" - Sebastian Korda

Jannik Sinner claims "tennis needs some new guys", says "they are coming slowly"
Jannik Sinner claims

Jannik Sinner claims "tennis needs some new guys", says "they are coming slowly"

Rafael Nadal after beating Jack Sock in 3-hour battle: "My fitness is fine, I just need to have a little less pain in the foot"
Rafael Nadal after beating Jack Sock in 3-hour battle:

Rafael Nadal after beating Jack Sock in 3-hour battle: "My fitness is fine, I just need to have a little less pain in the foot"

Washington 2021: Jannik Sinner vs Sebastian Korda preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open
Washington 2021: Jannik Sinner vs Sebastian Korda preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Washington 2021: Jannik Sinner vs Sebastian Korda preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Washington 2021: Rafael Nadal vs Lloyd Harris preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open
Washington 2021: Rafael Nadal vs Lloyd Harris preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Washington 2021: Rafael Nadal vs Lloyd Harris preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Rafael Nadal wrongly tags White House on his Instagram post, makes hilarious apologies in response to fan comments
Rafael Nadal wrongly tags White House on his Instagram post, makes hilarious apologies in response to fan comments

Rafael Nadal wrongly tags White House on his Instagram post, makes hilarious apologies in response to fan comments

Washington 2021: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Jenson Brooksby preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open
Washington 2021: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Jenson Brooksby preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

Washington 2021: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Jenson Brooksby preview, head-to-head & prediction | Citi Open

"We're trying to build a champion's mentality" - Felix Auger-Aliassime on new partnership with coach Toni Nadal

"We're trying to build a champion's mentality" - Felix Auger-Aliassime on new partnership with coach Toni Nadal

Rafael Nadal says Slam record is not an added source of motivation, claims he "won't be frustrated" if Federer or Djokovic wins US Open
Rafael Nadal says Slam record is not an added source of motivation, claims he

Rafael Nadal says Slam record is not an added source of motivation, claims he "won't be frustrated" if Federer or Djokovic wins US Open

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