History The Montreal Open 2019 is the 130th edition of the tournament. The Canadian Open is the third oldest tennis tournaments on the ATP Tour. Of the major tournaments, only Wimbledon Championships and the US Open have been longer. The men’s event started in 1881 at the Toronto Lawn tennis Club and the women’s tournament started in 1892. The tournament was first played in clay until 1979 when it shifted permanently to hard courts. The event became a part of the US Open Series, in the build-up to the US Open Grand Slam in 2004. The event is played alternately in Montreal and Toronto from year to year. Since 1980 in odd-numbered years the men’s tournament is held in Montreal. On the other hand, the women’s event is held in Toronto, and vice versa in even-numbered years.
Records The most successful player in the Open era of the Montreal Open has been Ivan Lendl. The Czech-American has won six titles in Canada. He has also reached nine finals at the Montreal Open. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are not far behind winning four titles each. However, Rafael Nadal has a chance to claim his fifth title at the Montreal Open 2019 with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer missing the event.
In the women’s side of the game, Monica Seles and Chris Evert are the most successful players with both the players tied on four Canadian Open titles each.
The youngest singles champion was Frank Parker at the age of 16 years, 5 months and 25 days. While the oldest champion, James F. Foulkes bagged the title at the age of 38 years, 3 months and 23 days.
|Current Prize Money||US$ 4,662,300|
|Number of Entries (Main Draw)||56|
|Number of Entries (Qualifying)||24|
|Number of Seeds||16|