Canadian Open seeds 2023: Who are the seeds and how are they doing?

The Canadian Open is a 1000 Masters ATP and WTA event that takes place in two Canadian cities. Toronto is hosting the men’s tournament while women play in Montreal. The Canadian Open will take place from August 5 to August 13. The tournament is the second oldest active tournament after Wimbledon.

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Both men’s and women’s tournaments will feature 64 in the main draw and accordingly, 16 players from each competition are seeded. In the following lines, we will take a closer look at the seeded players at the Canadian Open.

Canadian Open Seeds Men’s Singles

Nine of the Top 10 players in the ATP rankings will participate in the Canadian Open, with world No. 2 Novak Djokovic being the only one that will not be there. Pablo Careno Busta is the defending champion of the ATP Canadian Open and the Spaniard will not play this year in Toronto.

1. Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz was stunned in the quarterfinals losing to world No. 14 Tommy Paul 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. He had a solid start of the tournament defeating Ben Shelton in the second round 6-3, 7-6. In the round of 16, Alcaraz was pushed to the limits by the 15th seed, Hubert Hurkacz and turned the match over with two tiebreaks. In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz will play against the 12th seed Tommy Paul.

The 20-year-old is 51-5 for the season and 12-2 on hard.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs Paul 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Round of 16: Win vs Hurkacz 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
  • Second round: Win vs Shelton 6-3, 7-6

2. Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev is out of the tournament after a 7-6, 7-5 loss to Alex de Minaur in the quarterfinals. The Russian had a 5-1 lead in the first set tiebreak but still lost in straight sets. Medvedev started the tournament with a comfortable win over qualifier Matteo Arnaldi 6-2, 7-5. Things were pretty similar in the round of 16 where Medvedev defeated the 16th seed Lorenzo Musetti. In the quarterfinals, the Russian will face Alex de Minaur.

The world No. 3 is 48-10 for the season and 26-4 on hard. He has won 5 titles this year in Rome, Miami, Dubai, Doha and Rotterdam.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs De Minaur 7-6, 7-5
  • Round of 16: Win vs Musetti 6-4, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Arnaldi 6-2, 7-5

3. Casper Ruud

Ruud started the tournament with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Jiri Lehecka in the second round. In the round of 16, Ruud failed to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6, 4-6, 7-6.

Ruud is 28-16 for the season and 5-7 on hard. The Norwegian won the title in Estoril this season.

  • Round of 16: Loss vs Davidovich Fokina 7-6, 4-6, 7-6
  • Second round: Win vs Lehecka 7-6, 6-4

4. Stefanos Tsitsipas

After winning his first title in the season in Los Cabos last week, Tsitsipas faced an early elimination in Toronto losing 6-4, 6-3 to Gael Monfils. The Greek is 39-15 for the season and 14-4 on hard.

  • Second round: Loss vs Monfils 6-4, 6-3

5. Holger Rune

Rune was stunned in his first match in Toronto losing to world No. 70 Marcos Giron 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. The world No. 6 is 38-16 for the season and 9-6 on hard. He won the title in Munich this season.

  • Second round: Loss vs Giron 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

6. Andrey Rublev

Rublev is out after losing his first match in Toronto 6-4, 6-3 to Mackenzie McDonald. Rublev is 42-17 for the season and 13-9 on hard. He won in Bastad and Monte Carlo this season.

7. Jannik Sinner

Sinner is off to the semifinals in Toronto after a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gael Monfils. In the semifinals, he will play against Tommy Paul.

Sinner had a great start in Toronto beating his fellow Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-4, 6-3. In the round of 16 Andy Murray withdrew due to an injury. The highest ranked Italian player is 39-11 for the season and 16-4 on hard. He made it to the Wimbledon semifinals and won in Montpellier this season.

  • Quarterfinals: Win vs Monfils 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Round of 16: Walkover vs Murray
  • Second round: Win vs Berrettini 6-4, 6-3

8. Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz had a difficult start in Toronto against Ugo Humbert. He needed three sets to win 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. In the round of 16, he could not come back after losing the opening set despite having a 5-1 lead against Alex de Minaur. At the end, the Australian won 7-6 4-6, 6-1.

Fritz is 43-18 for the season and 27-7 on hard.

  • Round of 16: Loss vs de Minaur 7-6 4-6, 6-1
  • Second round: Win vs Humbert 7-6, 3-6, 6-3

Rest of the seeds: (9) Frances Tiafoe, (10) Felix Auger-Aliassime, (11) Cameron Norrie, (12) Tommy Paul, (13) Alexander Zverev, (14) Borna Coric, (15) Hubert Hurkacz, (16) Lorenzo Musetti

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Canadian Open Seeds Women’s Singles

The best players from the women’s tour will participate in Montreal. Last year’s champion, Simona Halep, will no be there to defend her title.

1. Iga Swiatek

Swiatek is in the semifinals after a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she will play the world No. 3 Jessica Pegula.

Swiatek had a great start of the tournament defeating the former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova 7-6, 6-2. In the round of 16, Swiatek needed three sets to go past Karolina Muchova. The world No.1 is having a great season winning four titles so far at the French Open, Warsaw, Doha and Stuttgart. She has a 48-7 record, including 22-4 on hard.

  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Collins 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
  • Round of 16: Win vs Muchova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Pliskova 7-6, 6-2

2. Aryna Sabalenka

Sabalenka is out after a quarterfinals loss to Ludmila Samsonova 6-4, 6-4.  In her first match in Montreal, she defeated Petra Martic 6-3, 7-6. In the round of 16, she will face the 15th seed, Ludmila Samsonova.

She is 42-98 for the season and 22-4 on hard. She has won three titles this year – the Australian Open and the tournaments in Adelaide and Madrid.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs Samsonova 6-4, 6-4
  • Second round: Win vs Martic 6-3, 7-6

3. Elena Rybakina

Rybakina is off to the semifinals after a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 win over Darya Kasatkina in the quarterfinals. Her next opponent is Ludmila Samsonova. Rybakina had a difficult start of the tournament defeating Jennifer Brady 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. In the round of 16, Sabalenka defeated Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3.

The player from Kazakhstan has a 39-9 record for the season and 23-5 on hard. She has won the titles in Indian Wells and Rome earlier this season.

  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Kasatkina 5-7, 7-5, 7-6
  • Round of 16: Win vs Stephens 6-3, 6-3
  • Second round: Win vs Brady 6-7, 7-6, 6-3

4. Jessica Pegula

Pegula made it to the semifinals in Montreal after a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win over Coco Gauff. In the semifinals, she will play against the top seed Iga Swiatek. Pegula had a solid start in Montreal defeating Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-4. In the round of 16, she defeated Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 6-0. She will play the sixth seed Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals.

The highest ranked American is 39-13 for the season and 23-7 on hard.

  • Quarterfinal: Win vs Gauff 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
  • Round of 16: Win vs Paolini 6-4, 6-0
  • Second round: Win vs Putintseva 6-4, 6-4

5. Caroline Garcia

Garcia lost her opening match in Montreal 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Marie Bouzkova. She is 29-17 for the season and 13-8 on hard surface. The French has not won a title this year after winning four in 2022.

  • Second round: Loss vs Bouskova 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

6. Coco Gauff

After winning the title in Washington, Gauff is out in the quarterfinals in Montreal. Jessica Pegula defeated her 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. Gauff had a good start in Montreal defeating Katie Boultier 6-2, 6-2. In the round of 16, Gauff defeated the ninth seed, Marketa Vondrusova 6-3, 6-0.

The 19-year-old is 32-13 for the season and 20-6 on hard.

  • Quarterfinal: Loss vs Pegula 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
  • Round of 16: Win vs Vondrusova 6-3, 6-0
  • Second round: Win vs Boultier 6-2, 6-2

7. Petra Kvitova

Kvitova had a challenging start of the tournament defeating Camila Giorgi 6-2, 5-7, 6-0. In the round of 16, she lost to the 12th seed Belinda Bencic in three sets.

The two-time Wimbledon champion is 26-9 for the season and 18-6 on hard. Kvitova won the titles in Berlin and Miami this season.

  • Rounds of 16: Loss vs Bencic 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
  • Second round: Win vs Giorgi 6-2, 5-7, 6-0

8. Maria Sakkari

Sakkari lost the opening match 6-4, 6-2 to Danielle Collins. Sakkari is 26-15 for the season and 14-7 on hard this season.

  • Second round: Loss vs Collins 6-4, 6-2

Rest of the seeds: (9) Marketa Vondrousova, (10) Darya Kasatkina, (11) Beatriz Haddad Maia, (12) Belinda Bencic, (13) Madison Keys, (14) Karolina Muchova, (15) Ludmila Samsonova, (16) Victoria Azarenka

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