National Bank Open 2023: Preview, player list, draws, how to watch and UK times
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With the final Grand Slam of the year just around the corner, the world’s biggest tennis stars are heading State-side for the first of two combined ATP and WTA 1000 events in the lead-up to the US Open.
Find out everything you need to know about the 2023 National Bank Open.
When is National Bank Open 2023?
Qualifying rounds for the 2023 National Bank Open will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August.
Main draw action will commence on Monday 7 August and conclude on Sunday 13 August.
The day sessions will begin at 17:00 UK time.
Where is the National Bank Open 2023 taking place?
Known for being one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, pre-dated only by The Championships, Wimbledon, the National Bank Open is held across two cities in Canada – Toronto and Montreal. The tournament is operated in a dual-venue format, meaning the ATP and WTA events play at the same time in separate cities and then swap to the alternate city the following year.
This year, the men’s tournament will be held at Sobeys Stadium in Toronto – with the stadium having the capacity to hold around 12,500 seats, with a further 11 smaller courts located around the complex. Meanwhile, the women’s event will be hosted at the state-of-the-art IGA Stadium in Montreal, with the centre stadium capable of seating up to 11,815 fans.
Who are the reigning National Bank Open champions?
- Men's singles: Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP)
- Women's singles: Simona Halep (ROM)
- Men's doubles: Neal Skupski (GBR) & Wesley Koolhof (NED)
- Women's doubles: Coco Gauff (USA) & Jessica Pegula (USA)
When is the National Bank Open 2023 draw?
The full draw will be available soon. Check the link below for all the latest updates.
Which British players will be competing at the National Bank Open 2023?
Cam Norrie leads the British charge at this year’s event as he enters the men’s singles draw in Montreal as the 12th seed. Having already won one title so far this year on clay at the Rio Open, the Brit will be hoping to find his feet quickly on the hard courts and build up some form heading into the US Open.
He’ll be joined by 2022 semi-finalist Dan Evans – who just missed out on a spot in last year’s final after being ousted by eventual champion Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-6, 6-7(7), 6-2. Completing the men’s singles main draw line-up is three-time National Bank Open champion Andy Murray, who will be eager to make a winning start to his hard-court swing.
Entering the tournament fresh off the back of winning their first Grand Slam title as a duo at Wimbledon, Neal Skupski is gearing up for a return to Canada to defend his men’s doubles title with partner Wesley Koolhof. Last year’s tournament saw the joint world No.1s clinch their second of three Masters 1000 titles they won in 2022 after the British, Dutch pair defeated Evans and John Peers 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 in the final. Can their winning streak continue?
From reigning champions to 2021 winners - Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram will be looking to string together a strong set of results, as they look to build momentum ahead of their title defence campaign in Flushing Meadows.
Elsewhere in the doubles draw, Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara enter as 12th seeds while Jamie Murray and Michael Venus – who have already won three ATP titles this year – also join a strong British contingent.
Who are the top seeds at the National Bank Open 2023?
As well as the Brits, a world-class international line-up will also feature at this year’s tournament – here are the top five seeds set to compete in Canada across the men’s and women’s draws.
- Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
- Daniil Medvedev
- Casper Ruud (NOR)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
- Holger Rune (DEN)
- Iga Swiatek (POL)
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
- Jessica Pegula (USA)
- Caroline Garcia (FRA)
How to watch the National Bank Open 2023
Watch all the live coverage of the National Bank Open exclusively on Prime Sport Video.