Sign into your account or register for a new one 3. Select Live Streaming 4. Cincinnati Masters schedule Main-draw play at the Cincinnati Masters begins on Sunday 11 August with the men's final taking place on Sunday 18 August.
A few spots remain in the men's and women's brackets for the players who advance out of qualifying and into the main draw, but the picture is pretty clear.
Here are the top storylines and the best matches of the tournament: First-round fireworks With only the top-8 seeds in the men's and women's brackets getting first-round byes, that means there will be some interesting matchups in the first round when play gets started.
Regardless, there are some players and matchups already slated for the first round that can't be ignored. Wawrinka's No. Frenchman Gael Monfils, who's No. Australian Nick Kyrgios No. In the women's bracket, wild cards Maria Sharapova and Alison Riske square off in the opening round with the winner set to face top-seeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round.
Riske, of Pittsburgh, is coming off a Wimbledon quarterfinal run that included a win over Barty in the Round of 16 and ended at the hands of Serena Williams. American Madison Keys, the No.
Venus Williams is in the same boat as her sister, waiting for her first-round opponent to come out of qualifying. If Caty can get by Mertens, she would face No.
Caty's older brother, John, also earned a wild card, but the Ohio State tennis standout gets his shot in qualifying Saturday morning at 10 a. Court 7 against Federico Delbonis.
Wolf's the second match on that court, so he'll follow the first match that starts at 10 a. Andy Murray's singles return Andy Murray, 32, hasn't played a singles match in nearly eight months.
Persistent hip pain at the Australian Open in January had Murray questioning whether it was his final tournament. Murray's ATP ranking has dropped since the injury so he was awarded a wild card into the main singles draw and he'll face Richard Gasquet in the first round. Dream matches Predicting who will win matches in a tennis tournament is akin to picking one's own lottery numbers.
Unless, of course, you're picking Djokovic, Federer or Nadal on the men's side. The women's side is usually anyone's race and there's typically room for one or two of the up-and-coming young guns on the men's side to make some noise, but these are some of the potential dream matchups at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
They may or may not happen, but it's fun for fans to dream. They're on the same side of the bracket this year, so if they both survive it would be a semifinal.
If it happens, it would be their 49th meeting all-time. Djokovic leads the series Williams-Osaka: Serena would need to win her first two matches to get Naomi Osaka in a quarterfinal. Osaka, the No.
Osaka famously knocked off Serena in the US Open final. Djokovic-Kyrgios: They're in the same quarter of the bracket, so if Kyrgios, who's coming off a singles title last week at the Citi Open, can win a few matches, fans might get a quarterfinal show between two fiery competitors.
Bertens-Halep: No. She beat Simona Halep, the No. Bertens and Halep are in the same quarter this year, so last year's final could be a quarterfinal this year.
Nadal-Nishikori: Rafael Nadal's the No. Nadal's currently putting a deep run together in the Rogers Cup, so he might be ready for the hard courts in Cincinnati.
Fans would love to see Nadal get through his half of the bracket for a showdown against either Djokovic or Federer in the final.