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The build up to the US Open begins from tomorrow, with Citi Open featuring some of the leading stars in the sport to compete for the prestigious trophy. With all the seeded players gaining a direct entry into the second round, the real competition begins thereafter.

 

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John Isner and Gael Monfils have been seeded first and second respectively. Isner is coming in strong, with just winning for his country in the Davis Cup, while Monfils has been struggling a lot with his form in the last few tournaments. Bernard Tomic will also be playing in the tournament as he looks to build on his success on the hard surfaces. Other big names include Grigor Dimitrov and Kevin Anderson, both of whom are going through a bad form. Anderson seems to be affected a lot more, considering his track record is just 5-10 year. Benoit Paire will also be playing in Washington, as the Frenchman is eager to step out on the court and try to end the season on a positive note.

 

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With no titles and a record of 17-19, it certainly will be interesting to see how it pans out. Nonetheless, with so many big names playing in the event, this is going to be an entertaining one.

 

Posted: 3rd August 2015

 

The Citi Open is an outdoor hard court tournament held annually in Washington, D.C. Being an ATP World Tour 500, and a WTA International Tournament helps with the combined total prize money which will be over $1,300,000 this year. The 2015 Citi Open will be the 47th edition of the tourney on the men’s side, while the ladies will come together for the fifth time in the hopes of going all the way.

 

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The two players with the most to lose will be Milos Raonic from Canada, and Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia. They are the defending champions who will have to have a deep run in order to defend most or all of those valuable ranking points. If we take a look at the past winners on the ATP side, we can see that the event was dominated by American players for a very long time.

 

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With a probably temporary dip in the quality of USA players, this has changed in the last couple of years. The last American who was able to win the tournament was Andy Roddick back in 2007. When it comes to the WTA tournament, we can only mention two nations among the winners so far. Russia with the above mentioned Kuznetsova in addition to Nadia Petrova (2011), and the two-time champion (2012 and 2013) Magdalena Rybarikova.

 

Posted: 28th July 2014

 

Being held on the 28th of July through to the 3rd of August, the tournaments 16 seeded players are all in the top 50 of the ATP World Rankings. 

 

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Apart from this, the total prize money of the tournament is a massive 1.7 Million dollars, one of the highest that tournaments usually have, lower only than the Grand Slams. The highest ranked player in the tournament is World No. 5th Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. The tournament will be held on the hard court of the William H G FitzGerald Tennis Centre in Washington D.C. in the United States of America. What is different about this tournament as compared to more conventional tournaments is that unlike those, this has a total of 48 Singles rounds, other than the normal 32, and this has 16 seeded players, as compared to 8 in other tournaments. This makes this tournament unique in its own way.

 

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The Citi Open is the new name of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a fairly prestigious tournament of which the 46th edition will be held this year. The tournament is a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals’ World Tour 500 Series. Moreover, it is also a part of the 2014 Women’s Tennis Association Tour.

 

Posted: 29th July 2013

 

This is one of the top 20 events of the ATP World Tour. This has a total prize of approximately 1.3 Million Dollars. This takes place in Washington one of the biggest cities of USA. This will take place from the 27th of July to the 4th of August 2013.

 

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This is the Citi Open with some of the best players in the tennis world and has players from both the ATP and the WTA, which means both men and women, will be playing on the hard surface of Fitzgerald Tennis Centre. The tournament includes the top 7 teams from the top 10 ATP Doubles Men’s category. Also among the competitors is the World No. 9th female player, Angelique Kerber who has committed to come to this tournament. Another player who is eager to be seen in the tournament is Juan Martin Del Potro who had the longest semi final in the history of the Grand Slam Tournament against the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

 

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While the men’s category has been going for 45 years with the recent winner being Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine, the women’s category has started since 2011 and the recent winner was Magdaléna Rybáriková of Slovakia. Overall, this is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the tennis world.

 

Posted: 2nd August 2012

 

Right after the Olympics the ATP World Tour will hold the Washington, which happens in the Nation's Capital in the United States. This ATP 500 Level tournament will happen from the 30th of July to the 5th of August. The singles draw for this tournament is 32 and the doubles draw is 16. The surface will be hard courts and the next event on the calendar will be the Masters 1000 event called the Rogers Cup, held in Toronto Canada starting August 6th. There will follow another Masters 1000 afterward, the Western and Southern Open.

 

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The most recently played tournament on the tour calendar was the Farmers Classic, in Los Angeles California. Sam Querrey won the singles title in that event. The Citi Open happens at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, and joins the list of ten other ATP 500 level tournaments. The top seed for this event is Mardy Fish, followed by Alexandr Dolgopolov and then Kevin Anderson is the third seed. Pablo Andujar is the fourth and Tommy Haas the fifth. The other of the top eight are Jeremy Chardy, Sam Querrey and Brian Baker.

 

Posted: 4th August 2011

 

The ATP World Tour will be holding a tournament in the United States called the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, which happens from July 31st through the 7th of August in Washington, D.C. This is a hard court tournament and an ATP World Tour 500 Level event that features a larger than usual singles draw at 48 and a doubles draw of 16. The prize money for this tournament will be $1,165,500. After the Legg Mason Tennis Classic live, the Rogers Cup will be held starting August 8th in Montreal, Canada, and this ATP 1000 Level event will feature a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 24.

 

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Gael Monfils is the number one seed for the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, and Viktor Troicki will be the second. Jurgen Melzer and Fernando Verdasco will be our third and fourth seeds for this Washington, DC tournament and then Janko Tipsarevic, Marcos Baghdatis and David Nalbandian are fifth, sixth and seventh. Last of the eight seeds is Nikolay Davydenko. Sign up at the links on this page and watch tennis live right from your computer or mobile device including live ATP Tournaments, WTA events and much more from anywhere in the world.

 

Posted: 5th August 2010

 

The ATP World Tour heads to Washington, DC, for the next tournament on the schedule, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. This event will be held August 1st through the 8th and it features a larger singles draw than normal, 48, and a doubles draw of 16. It's a hard court tournament with a purse of $1,165,500. This is an ATP 500 Level event. Click on the banners on this page for access to high quality video from your computer to watch this tournament live. You'll get instant access to streaming video on game day.

 

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The Legg Mason Classic will be played at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. This is one of only eleven 500 level tournaments and this event is a member of the Olympus U.S. Open Series. The top seed in this tournament is the highest ranked American in the ATP, Andy Roddick, who will be coming back to Washington for his 9th time, having won this title three different times. Last year, he was relegated to runner-up after beating defeated by Juan Martin del Potro. The second seed is world number eight Tomas Berdych.

 

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The third seed for this event is first-timer for this tournament Fernando Verdasco, who is looking for his second season title right now. Fourth seed is Marin Cilic with John Isner as fifth, who won his very first title at this tournament in 2007. The sixth seed is Sam Querrey with Lleyton Hewitt as seventh and David Nalbandian as the eighth seed. Get your membership now for access to high quality video right from your computer. Click on the banners on this page to get started with your membership and get all the benefits of being a member.

 

Posted: 7th August 2009

 

Since 1969 the Legg Mason Tennis Classic has been a mainstay in the ATP tour and one of the most exciting stops along the year. While at the time it was one of the first professional tennis events to take place within the USA, it has since become one of the most innovative tournaments in tennis. The Washington stop on the ATP has brought blue courts, instant replay, and even video boards to the world of tennis. This year is the first time the event will be considered an ATP Word Tour 500 event, which makes it a top 20 event on the year.

 

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As if there was not enough excitement already when it came to the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the announcement that Andy Roddick would be returning for the event spiced up the excitement even more. This will be the first action for Roddick since he battled it out with Roger Federer in the historic and lengthy Wimbledon match. Roddick showed the world what he was capable of in Wimbledon but was devastated about being so close to a major victory. He will be joined in the tournament by such big names as defending Legg Mason champion Juan Martin Del Potro, Fernando Gonzalez, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Soderling. Each of those elite players will begin their mission to the top of the tournament in the first round.

 

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Tennis fans should not forget about young up and coming Americans John Isner and Sam Querry, as well as Lleyton Hewitt who used to be the World No. 1. While the event held in Washington does not have stars such as Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer, there will not be a lack of competition or entertaining tennis. The stars will square off on the famous blue court and see if they can make a splash on the ATP Tour.

 


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