Where to watch, TV schedule, live stream details and more
The National Bank Open presented by Rogers, better known as the Canadian Open, remains one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar.
The men’s event, part of the ATP Masters 1000 series, will take place this time in Montreal from August 8-14. Meanwhile, the women’s tournament, a WTA 1000 competition, will be hosted by Toronto the same week.
The Canadian Open has been touted as one of the hottest warm-up tournaments ahead of the US Open. It has attracted some of the biggest names in the sport every year and this time is no exception either.
The tournament, however, was dealt a blow with five-time champion Rafael Nadal pulling out just before the start due to fitness issues. Four-time winner Novak Djokovic is also not part of the peloton as he is banned from entering Canada due to his unvaccinated status against COVID-19.
Despite this, the ATP and WTA events have enough power to keep fans enthralled throughout the week.
World number one Daniil Medvedev is the number one seed and will be looking to successfully defend the title he won last year. The Russian reached the Los Cabos final in Mexico this week and will enter the tournament with plenty of momentum.
World number 4 Carlos Alcaraz is the second seed and will be eager to get back to winning ways after losing his last two finals. The Spaniard notably won the Miami Open – the last ATP Masters 1000 event played in the United States – and will try to build on his success.
Rounding out the top four seeds are 2018 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and Miami runner-up Casper Ruud. The duo will be looking to give Medvedev and Alcaraz a hard time.
Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz round out the top eight seeds.
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek leads the field in women’s play. The Pole has been in a mini crisis since winning her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in June. After making early exits at Wimbledon and Warsaw, the 21-year-old will be keen to return to the winner’s circle in Toronto.
World No. 2 Anett Kontaveit is the second seed and hopes to continue her recent resurgence in this tournament. She struggled with the aftermath of COVID-19 but managed to reach the final in Hamburg and the quarter-finals in Prague in her last two tournaments.
Rounding out the top eight seeds is Maria Sakkari, Paula Badosa, Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula and Garbine Muguruza, making this a very competitive field.
Serena Williams, 23-time major champion, who won the Canadian Open three times, will add more strength to the field. She will be seen in action for the first time since her first-round defeat at Wimbledon.
Serena’s sister and seven-time Major winner Venus Williams is also in the draw, as is four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.
Emma Raducanu, Simona Halep, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina, Amanda Anisimova, Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic and Petra Kvitova are the other players to watch.
Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Leylah Fernandez are both running to get fit in time for tennis’ biggest home event.
On that note, let’s take a look at the Canadian Open channel and streaming details:
ATP Channel and Live Stream Details for the Canadian Open
Here is a list of the channels that will broadcast the men’s event:
Amazon Prime Video – UK, Ireland.
be in sports – Australia.
be in sports – Middle East.
be in sports – Singapore.
CCTV – China.
Eurosport – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, Russia.
Sky Germany – Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
Sky Italy – Italy.
Telefonica/Movistar – Spain.
Hellenic (OTE TV) – Greece.
Polisat – Poland.
string tennis – UNITED STATES.
TSN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports – Canada.
Voting and Sport18 – India.
Latin America – ESPN.
WTA channel and live stream details for the Canadian Open
Here is a list of the channels that will broadcast the women’s event:
Amazon Prime Video – United Kingdom, Ireland.
be in sports – Australia, France.
Canal+ – Poland.
DAZN – Spain, Canada, Japan.
DigiSport – Hungary, Romania.
iQIYI – China.
NowTV – Hong Kong.
Nova Sports – Greece & Cyprus.
Okko Sports – Russia.
O2 – Czech Republic.
Starhub – Singapore.
supertennis – Italy.
Tennis chain – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA.
TSN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports – Canada.
The live broadcast will be available on the TennisTV and Tennis Channel Plus apps.