We provide results updates at this premier dual-city tournament — with men’s and women’s matches in Montreal and Toronto.
State of Competition
MONTREAL AND TORONTO, CANADA — Rafael Nadal of Spain and Bianca Andreescu of Canada have both completed strong weeks at the Canadian Open with wins at their finals this Sunday.
MONTREAL, CANADA — The men’s singles competition this past seven days was marked by strong play from Rafael Nadal of Spain — who would defend his title here from 2018 — and from his finals opponent Daniil Medvedev of Russia. One semifinal featured a possible preview of big matches to come in the contest between Medvedev and fellow young Russian Karen Khachanov. Good runs and stern tests were also to be had from Gael Monfils of France, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Fabio Fognini of Italy and Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.
TORONTO, CANADA — The women’s singles competition this past seven days was notable for another breakthrough performance by young Canadian Bianca Andreescu — who became the first homegrown titlist since 1969 — and strong play from her finals opponent Serena Williams of the United States, whose week nevertheless ended disappointingly with a withdrawal after four games, with back spasms, in the finals. Both of their semifinals the previous day were tough encounters, with Andreescu getting past good quality from Sofia Kenin of the United States, and Williams needing three sets against a game Marie Bouzkova of Russia. Other solid peformances for the summer hard-court season came from Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Kiki Bertens of Belgium — both defeated by eventual champion Andreescu.
MONTREAL, CANADA — The men’s doubles tournament was won by the unseeded duo of Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina. In the finals, they met and defeated the Dutch pairing of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof.
TORONTO, CANADA — The women’s doubles tournament was won, suitably, by top-seeded team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both of the Czech Republic. In the finals they met and defeated the third-seeded pairing of Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands.
Sources & Further
For this news series’s sources, and further reading on issues raised by the development of, activities by, and competition during the Canadian Open,…