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Canadian Open 2023: When is it, who is competing and what is the prize money?

As the tennis world builds up to the US Open, both tours head to Canada for the alternate events in Toronto and Montreal.

Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the respective ATP/WTA 1000 events.

When is the Canadian Open 2023?

The Canadian Open is a joint event between the ATP and WTA tours that sees them alternate between Toronto and Montreal.

Both main draws in Montreal and Toronto will begin on Monday 7th August, culminating with the showpiece finals on Sunday 13th August.

Qualifying for the main draws will take place over the coming weekend.

Players competing at the Canadian Open 2023

The singles events are both comprised of 56-player draws, with the top eight seeds receiving byes to the second round.

Toronto will be hosting the men’s draw this year, that is headlined by recently crowned Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz, who lost his only match in Montreal last year to Tommy Paul.

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic will not return to Canada once again, with the 23-time Grand Slam champion citing fatigue as the reason for his withdrawal.

However, other former champions that remain on the entry list include Daniil Medvedev, Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev.

Men’s wildcards have been awarded to an all Canadian lineup of Milos Raonic, Gabriel Diallo, Alexis Galarneau and Vasek Pospisil.

The WTA tour will return to Montreal in 2023, with Iga Swiatek once again leading the field. The Pole will be looking to improve on her best result at the Canadian Open, having not surpassed the third round in her two previous attempts.

Other standout names in the draw include Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, with Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur pulling out of the tournament with a knee injury.

Former Canadian Open champions entered into the event include Petra Kvitova, Belinda Bencic and Elina Svitolina.

The WTA Montreal wildcard list is highlighted by the return of 2010 Canadian Open champion and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, who will be playing her first professional tournament since 2020 with the Dane giving birth to her two children since.

The other wildcards have been given to seven-time major winner Venus Williams and Canadian hopefuls Bianca Andreescu, Leylah Fernandez and Rebecca Marino.

Last year’s winners of the Canadian Open

Neither of last year’s singles champions will feature at this year’s Canadian Open, but for very differing reasons.

Last year in Montreal, Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ever Masters 1000 title after beating Hubert Hurkacz in the final.

However, his career has not pushed on since then due to an elbow injury that has limited the Spaniard to only four matches this year, with his last match coming back in February.

Simona Halep claimed the Canadian Open title for a third time last year, but has since faced a tumultuous 12 months after being suspended from the WTA tour due to testing positive for banned substance roxadustat.

The Romanian has strongly denied knowingly taking the substance and is currently in the process of going through hearings to try and clear her name, so will not be present in Montreal this year this year.

Here is the full list of champions from the Canadian Open in 2022:

  • Men’s singles – Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Women’s singles – Simona Halep
  • Men’s doubles – Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski
  • Women’s doubles – Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula 

Where is the Canadian Open 2023 held?

The ATP Masters 1000 event is held in Toronto at the Sobeys Stadium, which was built back in 2004. The main court has a capacity of 12,500 seats and is supported by 11 smaller courts around the grounds.

The WTA event will be heading back to Montreal this year and is headlined by the coincidentally named IGA Stadium. The main court can seat up to 11,815 people and like Toronto is accompanied by 11 other courts.

Where to watch the Canadian Open 2023?

The Canadian Open is exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom.

Canadian Open 2023 Ranking points

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q Q2 Q1
Men’s singles 1000 600 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 0
Men’s doubles 0
Women’s singles 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
Women’s doubles 5

Canadian Open 2023 Prize money 

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q2 Q1
Men’s singles $1,019,335 $556,630 $304,375 $166,020 $88,805 $47,620 $26,380 $13,515 $7,080
Women’s singles $454,500 $267,690 $138,000 $63,350 $31,650 $17,930 $12,848 $ $
Men’s doubles* $312,740 $169,880 $93,310 $51,470 $28,310 $13,510
Women’s doubles* $ $ $ $ $ $

*Per team

Can I purchase tickets for the Canadian Open 2023?

Buy tickets for the Canadian Open via the tournament website (WTA 1000 Montreal or ATP 1000 Toronto).

How can I follow the Canadian Open 2023?

Keep up to date with the Canadian Open on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter (WTA 1000 Montreal or ATP 1000 Toronto)

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.