Canadian Open Doubles 2023: Contenders, Odds, and Predictions

The Canadian Open doubles event should be a classic. This 1000-level tournament is hosted in Montreal for the women, and it’s hosted in Toronto for the men. Yet while the National Bank Open doubles, as it is also called, is split into different venues, it is still branded as one individual tournament. I say this purely to clear up any confusion that may arise between the various terms that this tournament is synonymous with.

Moving on from that, you are no doubt curious as to what will be covered here. So to clarify, for the duration of the tournament, which can be monitored via our Canadian Open schedule updates, I’ll be sharing daily updates on what’s occurred. Additionally, these updates will come with predictions for upcoming games, discussions on the respective draws, and more. 

Canadian Open Doubles 2023

All in all, I aim to make this your number one resource for monitoring the Canadian Open doubles events and also for locking in some ‘value bets’ as we go. Sound good? Check out the information below to see what’s in store.

National Bank Open Doubles 2023 – Sunday, August 13th Updates & Predictions


Ready to see who will win the Canadian Open doubles tournaments for 2023? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Coming up today, we have the men’s and women’s doubles finals, yet just one pair has been finalized so far in the WTA event. That’s because the schedule has suffered a couple of disruptions due to turbulent weather. Yet this is actually a good thing for those who have wished for more tennis today. As per the latest schedule, the women’s event will open with the remaining semi-final match. This match is set to be played at 18:30 UK time, which is the same start time for the men’s final. And because the finals must also be played today, one team from the WTA draw will need to play twice today.

So whichever pair wins the remaining semi-final match in Montreal, they must be ready to roll again just a few hours later. This will obviously be quite demanding, yet from the fans’ perspective, this makes for a day full of exciting doubles action. Furthermore, with this being the final day of the Canadian Open, this will be the final day of updates and predictions that I will be sharing. 

On that note, let’s dive into a quick recap of the WTA and ATP doubles matches from yesterday before looking at a couple of betting tips.

Canadian Open Doubles – ATP and WTA Updates

Focusing on the men’s doubles event first and foremost, we do know who the finalists are since they have stayed on track in Toronto regarding the schedule. For the finals, it will be the number 3 seeds, Ram/Salisbury taking on the unseeded duo of Arevalo/Rojer. As for the matches involving these guys from yesterday, let me reveal the results:

Men’s Semi-Final Results

  • Arevalo/Rojer beat Granollers/Zeballos (7th seeds) – 6-3 3-6 10-5
  • Ram/Salisbury (3rd seeds) beat Krawietz/Puetz (6th seeds) – 6-4 6-4

Amazingly, Arevalo/Rojer have beaten three seeded pairings en route to the final, with the most recent being the 7th seeds, as you can see. Yet for Ram/Salisbury, this is the first seed they’ve faced, and it’s the first match they’ve won in straight sets. So of course, this makes for an interesting final today. But what about the women’s semi-finals? Let me reveal those results also.

Women’s Semi-Final Results

  • Krawczyk/Schuurs (5th seeds) beat Hunter/Mertens (2nd seeds) – 6-3 3-6 11-9

I must admit, I didn’t see this result coming. And because the 5th seeds got the win here, they will play against the winners of Chan/Yang vs Shibahara/Aoyama, which brings me to my predictions for today.

National Bank Open Finals/Semi-Finals Predictions

The finals and semi-finals of the Canadian Open doubles events are approaching quickly, so let me provide my predictions right away:

  • Ram/Salisbury (3rd seeds) to beat Arevalo/Rojer – 3/4 Odds
  • Chan/Yang to beat Aoyama/Shibahara (7th seeds) – 21/20 Odds

Given the way that Ram/Salisbury took out the 6th seeds in the previous round, I am backing them to lift the trophy today. They played solid tennis to get a straight-set victory, and Arevalo/Rojer must be fatigued from their exploits this week. As for the women’s semi-final, I firmly believe that Chan/Yang can beat Aoyama/Shibahara. I say that as Aoyama/Shibahara received a walkover in the previous round to reach the semis, while Chan/Yang has gotten here by playing top-level tennis.

Canadian Open Doubles – Saturday, August 12th Updates & Predictions

We are on the cusp of finding out which pairs will be competing for the 2023 National Bank Open doubles event title. I say that because we have officially arrived at the semi-finals stage, and this is true for the male and female tournaments. Furthermore, given that Sunday, August 13th, is finals day, we will know who is going to face off for the title by the time that play has finished today. But right before we get to a few Canadian Open doubles predictions for the semi-final games, why don’t we conduct a quick recap of the quarter-final games? 

After all, these were the matches that took place in Montreal and Toronto yesterday, and you should know what went down before the focus turns to the semi-finals. So on that note, let’s work through these sections now.

ATP National Bank Open Doubles

Looking ahead to the semi-finals of the Toronto Open doubles tournament, there are three seeds and one unseeded pair. However, only one of these four seeds is a top-four contender, so the seeding hasn’t exactly gone as expected at the Canadian Open. As for how we’ve arrived at this point, three of the four semi-finalists actually won their quarter-final match in a third-set breaker. Needless to say, this made for some entertaining tennis, and I’ve provided the results for these engaging matches below:

Most Interesting Results

  • Salisbury/Ram (3rd seeds) beat Rublev/Purcell – 4-6 6-3 10-4
  • Granollers/Zeballos (7th seeds) beat Bopanna/Ebden (4th seeds) – 7-5 6-7 10-8
  • Arevalo/Rojer beat Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin (8th seeds) – 6-0 6-7 10-8

WTA National Bank Open Doubles

Unfortunately, following their epic battle on the singles court, the number 1 seeds, Gauff/Pegula pulled out of the doubles event. This meant that their opponents, Shibahara/Aoyama, moved into the semi-finals thanks to a walkover. As for the other matches, with two ’round of 16′ matches to go along with all quarter-final matches, some truly shocking results emerged. Please see the details below:

Most Interesting Results

  • Chan/Yang beat Melichar-Martinez/Perez (4th seeds) – 2-6 6-3 10-4
  • Sanders/Mertens (2nd seeds) beat Kichenok/Ostapenko – 6-4 6-4
  • Schuurs/Krawczyk (5th seeds) beat Neel/Eikeri – 6-3 6-3

Canadian Open Doubles Predictions Today

Now it’s time to come up with some exciting predictions ahead of the semi-finals of the National Bank Open doubles event. Given that there are just four matches scheduled, it’s important to look for quality over quantity, as quantity is no longer on the table! Therefore, having looked at the available markets and their respective odds, I’ve come up with the following tips for Canadian Open doubles semi-finals:

  • Krawietz/Puetz (6th seeds) to beat Ram/Salisbury (3rd seeds) – 8/13 Odds
  • Hunter/Mertens (2nd seeds) to beat Krawczyk/Schuurs (5th seeds) – 4/5 Odds

For the 6th seeds, Krawietz/Puetz, it’s rather significant that they haven’t dropped a set all tournament. As for Ram/Salisbury, they have wriggled through both previous rounds in a third-set breaker, and this was against weaker opposition than Krawietz/Puetz. And for Hunter/Mertens, the 2nd seeds in the women’s event, it’s a very similar story. They have yet to lose a set. This is also true for their opponents, although Krawczyk/Schuurs hasn’t faced a single seed en route to the semi-finals.

2023 Canadian Open Doubles Tournament – Friday, August 11th Updates & Predictions

The doubles event is striding forward with each passing day, and it has brought us to the round of 16/quarter-final stage today. Of course, this means that the matches scheduled for Friday, August 11th, consist of a blend of second-round (round of 16) and quarter-final games. Normally, today would host purely quarter-final doubles games, yet the weather didn’t cooperate yesterday to help the tournament keep on track. This has caused a few National Bank Open doubles games to be pushed back to today.

However, when all has been wrapped up today, we should know who the semi-finalists will be for most sections if not all sections of the draw. Speaking of these matches, as always, I’ve provided predictions for the Canadian Open doubles games that are being played today in the respective section below. But before you read through these predictions, wouldn’t you like to know how these matches were set up in the first place? 

If so, you’ll need to quickly look back through the updates that follow the matches that were completed on Thursday, August 10th. So let me begin with these before turning the attention to some predictions.

Toronto Open Doubles Updates

The matches that took place in Toronto yesterday were highly entertaining. In fact, we had two matches decided in championship tie-breaks, and these games involved the 8th and 3rd seeds. Additionally, one of the matches involved two thrilling tie-break sets in order to decide the outcome. So if you tuned in for the Canadian Open doubles matches in the men’s draw last night, you were spoiled by the level of tennis. As for the more intriguing results, let me direct your attention to the scores and results here:

Most Interesting Results

  • Salisbury/Ram (3rd seeds) beat Gille/Vliegen – 6-7 6-3 12-10
  • Roger-Vasselin/Gonzalez (8th seeds) beat Doumbia/Reboul – 6-3 6-7 12-10
  • Purcell/Rublev beat Withrow/Lammons – 7-6 7-6

Montreal Open Doubles Updates

In quite extraordinary fashion, four of the five National Bank Open doubles games in the women’s event were decided in championship tie-breaks. This is fairly rare, especially to have all of these matches ending like this on the same day! As for the pairings involved in such drama, the 7th and 6th seeds wriggled through in a third set breaker by a margin of just two points each. This two-point margin was also witnessed in one other match, while it was a six-point margin in the other doubles game.

So as you can see, the matches played yesterday were true classics, and you can see the full results below:

Most Interesting Results

  • Kichenok/Ostapenko (6th seeds) beat Linette/Pera – 3-6 6-2 10-8
  • Shibahara/Aoyama (7th seeds) beat Siegemund/Zvonareva – 4-6 6-3 10-8
  • Yang/Chan beat Routliffe/Dabrowski – 2-6 6-2 10-4
  • Zhao/Stakusic beat Zhu/Bouzkova – 6-4 3-6 11-9

National Bank Open Doubles Predictions

With the games approaching quickly, let me get right into my Canadian Open doubles predictions for today:

  • Arevalo/Rojer to beat Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin (8th seeds) – 19/20 Odds
  • Krawietz/Puetz (6th seeds) to beat Hurkacz/Pavic – 1/1 Odds

I’ve chosen two men’s doubles games due to the potential value of these markets. As for the justifications, Arevalo/Rojer beat the 2nd seeds in straight sets in the previous round, while Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin have won two matches in third-set tie-breaks. And for Krawietz/Puetz, this experienced doubles team has yet to lose a set, and I feel that Hurkacz will be exhausted from his exploits in the singles last night. This match will have taken a physical and mental toll on the Polish player, and the Germans will take advantage of that I’m sure.

Canadian Open Doubles 2023 – Thursday, August 10th Updates & Predictions

Have you been tracking the National Bank Open doubles competition? I certainly hope so, as it’s been a fantastic tournament so far. We’ve witnessed upsets regarding the tournament favorites and top seeds, and we’ve been treated to quite incredible tennis across the board. And as we approach the fourth day of main draw matches, it’s only going to get better from here on out. I say this because we have reached the quarter-finals in several sections of the draw, while there are still a few stragglers left to complete their second-round games. 

Therefore, theoretically, the pairings that are due to face one another should become increasingly similar in standard. This makes for closer contests, excitement for the fans, and plenty of drama if matches go to third-set tie-breakers. As for the matches that were played and finished yesterday, I’d like to cover those before moving into some National Bank Open doubles predictions. 

It’s all outlined below, so do catch up on these events and take note of my Canadian Open doubles betting tips if you wish to make a few wagers today.

Men’s National Bank Open Doubles Updates

It was quite an incredible day for the Canadian Open doubles event on the men’s side yesterday. Believe it or not, the top two seeds both lost their matches, meaning that these sections of the draw are now wide open. And perhaps more amazingly, these top two seeds lost before even reaching the quarter-finals. Naturally, not many tennis fans would have expected such shocks, and I’ve given the scores for these matches below:

Most Interesting Results

  • Hurkacz/Pavic beat Skupski/Koolhof (1st seeds) – 6-7 7-6 10-5
  • Arevalo/Rojer beat Krajicek/Dodig (2nd seeds) – 6-3 7-6

Women’s National Bank Open Doubles Updates

Things were not quite as severe on the women’s side yesterday, yet there were still some very intriguing results that came through. For starters, the number 3 seeds were dismantled by an unseeded duo, winning just three games in a very one-sided contest. Additionally, the number 6 seeds were taken right down to the wire by the home favorites, Bouchard/Marino. As for the scores from these games, please see the final results here:

Most Interesting Results

  • Eikeri/Neel beat Stefani/Siniakova (3rd seeds) – 6-1 6-2
  • Ostapenko/Kichenok (6th seeds) beat Bouchard/Marino – 6-7 6-4 10-8

Predictions for Canadian Open Doubles Matches Today

As I have been doing throughout, and as I will be doing until the tournament is over, I’d like to finish with some National Bank Open doubles predictions. And today, the following predictions are my top two tips:

  • Doumbia/Reboul to beat Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin (8th seeds) – 21/10 Odds
  • Siegemund/Zvonareva to beat Aoyama/Shibahara (7th seeds) – 1/1 Odds

For both predictions, I am going for the underdogs to cause an upset, and I have my reasons. Starting with Doumbia/Reboul, this French pairing ousted the Citi Open champions in the opening round, and their opponents looked shaky in the opening round. As for Siegemund/Zvonareva to beat the 7th seeds, I was very impressed with their performance in the last round. They beat Sherif/Stephens 6-2 6-1, and if they carry this form forward, they can cause an upset.

National Bank Open Doubles – Wednesday, August 9th Updates & Predictions

As tends to be the case with these major tournaments, the doubles events can experience a bit of ‘lag’ in the opening days. I say this because, in an ideal world, all of the first rounds would have been played by Wednesday, August 9th. However, there are still a few first-round games to be played in the 2023 Canadian Open doubles tournaments. This is true for the men’s doubles and the women’s doubles. Yet due to this lag, the schedule today looks highly promising, as there is a range of great matches scheduled around the two venues. 

This schedule involves seeded players, unseeded players, wildcards, and even ‘alternate’ entrants that squeezed into the draw at the last second. Therefore, we are about to witness a bunch of intriguing encounters. But first, let’s jump back to yesterday in the Canadian Open doubles event to see what went down. 

After this ‘catch-up’, I will then present my predictions for the matches that are scheduled today, along with their corresponding odds, of course.

Toronto Open Doubles Men’s Updates

Several first-round matches were played yesterday in Toronto. For some, it was a successful start to the tournament, yet for others, the tournament ended at the first hurdle. Specifically, the 6th seeded Germans, Krawietz/Puetz made it safely through into the second round. And one of the Canadian Open wildcards, Vasek Pospisil, secured a safe passage with his partner, Nicolas Mahut, into the second round too. As for two of the less-expected results yesterday, I’ve listed them below.

Most Interesting Results

  • Hurkacz/Pavic beat Glasspool/Heliovaara – 6-2 7-5
  • Doumbia/Reboul beat Gonzalez/Molteni – 6-3 7-5

Montreal Open Doubles Women’s Updates

The Canadian Open doubles draw for the women’s event has become very open in certain sections, and we didn’t even reach the third round yet. After yesterday’s matches were played, we were left scratching our heads with a few of the results, as highlighted below. Then again, some results went as expected, although pairings including Routliffe/Dabrowski and Neel/Eikeri needed a third set breaker to make it through. As for the two results that I found most surprising, I’ve highlighted them here:

Most Interesting Results

  • Gauff/Pegula (1st seeds) beat Sutjiadi/Kato – 6-7 6-1 10-3
  • Yang/Chan beat Chan/Olmos (5th seeds) – 7-6 7-5

Canadian Open Doubles Predictions

Finally, the time has come for a few predictions to be put out there ahead of the Canadian Open doubles games today: 

  • Gille/Vliegen to beat Melo/Peers – 17/20 Odds
  • Koolhof/Skupski to beat Hurkacz/Pavic – 4/7 Odds
  • Schuurs/Krawczyk to beat Muchova/Vondrousova – 2/5 Odds

Starting with the Belgian duo of Gille/Vliegen, they’ve been consistent all season long, and at 17/20 odds, this is a bit of a steal. As for Koolhof/Skupski, they are the top seeds and current Wimbledon champions, which speaks for itself. And finally, Schuurs/Krawczyk were quite remarkable in their opening match, winning it 6-2 6-0 in less than an hour. So for me, they are in form and strong favorites to beat Muchova/Vondrousova.

Canadian Open Doubles – Tuesday, August 8th Updates & Predictions

The 2023 National Bank Open doubles events are officially underway. This means that the opening rounds were contested yesterday – August 7th. And naturally, it means that more top-level doubles action is coming up today too. These opening days of 1000-level doubles tournaments are always great fun to tune into, as the draw has yet to ‘thin out’, so to speak. It’s also a stage at which pairings that are similar in level tend to battle things out before taking on a seed in the next round. Then again, this depends on the draw that they’ve been given.

Anyway, with several matches completed in both the Toronto Open doubles event and the Montreal Open doubles event, I have a few updates to share with you. At the same time, I will be providing a few tips and predictions for the Canadian Open doubles matches that are set to be played today. 

So ready to catch up on what you’ve missed and look ahead at a few intriguing matches? Here we go.

Men’s Toronto Open Doubles Updates

For the round of 32, otherwise known as the first round in this event, four matches were played and completed yesterday. Of these four matches, just two of them involved a seeded pairing, which was the duos of Granollers/Zeballos and Nys/Zielinski. The number 7 seeds, Granollers/Zeballos, beat a pair of Canadian Open wildcards in the opening round to advance to the round of 16. 

However, it’s a different story for the number 5 seeds, as detailed in the ‘most interesting results’ segment below.

Most Interesting Results

  • Purcell/Rublev beat Nys Zielinski (5th seeds) – 7-5 6-4
  • Lammons/Withrow beat Haase/Mektic – 6-2 7-6

Women’s Montreal Open Doubles Updates

For the Canadian Open doubles women’s event, a total of five matches were played yesterday in Montreal. This is one more than the guys, despite the fact that both events have the exact same draw size. Anyway, these early days depend on the scheduling and how many matches the organizers believe they can squeeze in. As for yesterday’s developments, it was business as usual for the favorites. The number 5 seeds, Krawczyk/Schuurs, took out their unseeded opponents 6-0 6-2 in less than one hour. 

Yet the number 7 seeds, Aoyama/Shibahara, squeezed through by winning their opener 10-4 in a championship tie-break. As for the breakdown of these intriguing results, please see below.

Most Interesting Results

  • Aoyama/Shibahara (7th seeds) beat Gamarra Martins/Marozava – 6-3 3-6 10-4
  • Kato/Sutjiadi beat Garcia/Martic – 6-2 7-6

National Bank Open Doubles Predictions

Okay, you’re all caught up on the 9x matches that were played yesterday. But now, let’s look at the games that are coming up today. I’ve scoured the most valuable betting options for the Canadian Open doubles games today, and I feel the following are the best calls:

  • Chan/Olmos (8th seeds) to beat Chan/Yang – 13/20 Odds
  • Glasspool/Heliovaara to beat Hurkacz/Pavic – 5/6 Odds
  • Gonzalez/Molteni to beat Korda/Tiafoe – 2/5 Odds

For my first pick, the 8th seeds are more experienced and higher ranked than their opponents, which is why I believe they will win. As for Glasspool/Heliovaara, the odds are longer than they should be following their first-round loss last week. However, Hurkacz is mainly a singles player, while Glasspool/Heliovaara are both doubles specialists. And finally, the duo of Gonzalez/Molteni have to be backed after winning the Citi Open title last week.

2023 Canadian Open Doubles – Tournament Overview

As referenced above, the National Bank Open doubles tournament is a 1000-level event. This is the second highest tier that you can get in professional tennis behind Grand Slams. Of course, there are only four Grand Slams throughout the year, and as it happens, the Canadian Open is a key build-up event for the US Open – the fourth and final slam of the season. As for other specifics of the tournament, the event will run from August 7th through to August 13th. And for those who wish to watch, there are plenty of Canadian Open TV live streaming options available, depending on where you are based.

Furthermore, the Canadian Open doubles event consists of a 28-player draw, meaning 28 pairs are competing in each. As a result, a pair must win five matches to claim the title if they start in the first round, or four matches should they have received a bye into the second round. Of course, there are also seeds in both events. The men’s and women’s doubles draws have 8 seeds each, and I have highlighted these seeds in the following section.

Finally, I feel it’s important to mention the defending champions too. For the men’s doubles, the defending champions are Koolhof/Skupski, and they are the number seeds this year. As for the women’s doubles, the top seeds are Gauff/Pegula, who also happen to be the defending champions.

National Bank Open Doubles – Men’s and Women’s Draw Discussed

At this point, you should have a solid idea of what this tournament is all about. However, what we haven’t yet discussed is the associated draws for the men’s and women’s doubles events. Therefore, I’d like to change that by running through a few key details for the Canadian Open doubles draws right now. 

Toronto Open Doubles – Men’s Tournament

The Toronto Open doubles event is extremely strong this year, as you would expect for a 1000-level tournament. The top seeds are the recent Wimbledon champions, and they are also the defending champions for this particular event. So they will be hard to beat, yet the other guys who are involved can play some serious tennis too. Therefore, it’s shaping up to be a very intriguing tournament indeed. And when it comes to a few key details, as promised, I’ve shared these below.

Top Seeds

  • Koolhof/Skupski – Seed 1
  • Dodig/Krajicek – Seed 2
  • Ram/Salisbury – Seed 3
  • Bopanna/Ebden – Seed 4
  • Nys/Zielinski – Seed 5
  • Krawietz/Puetz – Seed 6
  • Granollers/Zeballos – Seed 7
  • Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin – Seed 8


  • Diallo/Galarneau
  • Sigouin/Stevenson
  • Mahut/Pospisil


  • Hijikata/Kubler

Montreal Open Doubles – Women’s Tournament

Switching our attention to the Canadian Open doubles event for the women now, this one also looks incredibly exciting. There is plenty of American/Canadian interest, and I’m sure that the fans in Montreal will get behind these local pairings to give them a boost. As for details regarding the top Canadian Open seeds, wildcards, and more, check out the information below.

Top Seeds

  • Gauff/Pegula – Seed 1
  • Hunter/Mertens – Seed 2
  • Siniakova/Stefani – Seed 3
  • Melichar-Martinez/Perez – Seed 4
  • Krawczyk/Schuurs – Seed 5
  • Kichenok/Ostapenko – Seed 6
  • Aoyama/Shibahara – Seed 7
  • Hao-Ching/Olmos – Seed 8


  • Bouchard/Marino
  • Stakusic/Zhao

Protected Ranking

  • Brady/Keys

Canadian Open Doubles – Outright Predictions

Before the tournament begins, I always like to take a look at the draw and make an outright prediction. Of course, many bookmakers allow you to place bets on the outright winners of these events too, which you may wish to check out. However, if not, I will be sharing plenty of National Bank Open doubles predictions over the coming days. So even if these outright suggestions don’t pique your interest, you’ve got more opportunities to wager on individual matches throughout the week.

Anyway, when looking at the men’s and women’s doubles draws, I feel there are two clear contenders for the title. Naturally, there is no guarantee that these pairings will go on to win the tournament, but they certainly have a fighting chance. And on that note, let me now share my outright predictions for the 2023 Canadian Open doubles events.

Men’s Winners for the Toronto Open Doubles Tournament – Koolhof/Skupski

I know what you’re thinking – anyone can predict that the number one seeds will win an event. But stick with me, for this one has several reasons behind it. Firstly, Koolhof/Skupski have recently snapped up their first Grand Slam title, which came at Wimbledon this year. This shows that they are playing well and that their confidence will be sky-high. Secondly, they are the defending champions, which will provide the extra belief that they can win the tournament again. 

Women’s Winners for the Montreal Open Doubles Tournament – Melichar-Martinez/Perez

Rather than shooting for the favorites in the Montreal Open doubles event, I am going for the 4th seeds. The pairing of Melichar-Martinez/Perez are highly established, and they made the finals of this event last year. Furthermore, they have made the semi-finals of the US Open in 2022, so they can clearly play great tennis on a hard court.

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