Cincinnati - États-Unis
2021-08-16 / 2021-08-23
Another legacy event on the professional tour, the Cincinnati tournament started in 1899. It is the oldest competition in the United States that is still played in the city where it was created. It unfolds in the vast Lindner Family Tennis Center, even though the public health crisis forced it to move to New York in 2020 right before the U.S. Open. In the 1970s and 1980s, the women’s tournament was not played; it only returned to the schedule for good in 2004. Now classified as Masters 1000 and Premier 5, it uses the same court surface as the U.S. Open and is positioned as the ideal warm-up tournament. Although nearly all the great American champions have won there (Solomon, Connors, McEnroe, Sampras, Agassi, Chang, Roddick), Roger Federer holds the record for men’s singles titles with seven. On four occasions he played a final against Novak Djokovic, three of which he won. The greatest of these was surely the most recent, in 2015.