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Cincinnati Masters 2011 Draw Released: Roger Federer vs Juan Martin Del Potro?

MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 11:  Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 11, 2011 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Shane LambertAnalyst IIJune 15, 2016

Fans of the ATP are currently buzzing about the approaching semifinal matches from ATP Montreal this weekend. However, for those tennis fans whose favorite players have already been eliminated from the Montreal Masters, there is the Cincinnati Masters to look forward to next week.

The draw for that event has recently been released and three players who will be looking to make amends for poor performances in Canada are Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.

Nadal and Murray will be on the same half of the draw once again while Djokovic and Federer will share the other semi.

The top eight seeds in the tournament are all awarded a bye through the first round and if the seedings held up the quarterfinal matches would be as follows:

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (5) Gael Monfils

(8) Tomas Berdych vs (3) Roger Federer

(4) Andy Murray vs (5) David Ferrer

(2) Rafael Nadal vs (7) Mardy Fish


Robin Soderling, the fifth ranked player in the world, will continue to be sidelined and he is not part of the Cincinnati Masters draw although both David Ferrer and Andy Roddick are back in action.

As the Cincinnati Masters only seeds sixteen players there are several unseeded players in the field of 56 who could be called dangerous.

Juan Martin Del Potro, for example, has been placed very close to Roger Federer in the Cincinnati Masters draw. Federer has a bye through the first round and if Delpo simply bests Italy's Andreas Seppi in the opening round, that will set up a Del Potro versus Federer second round match that will probably take place on Wednesday.

Djokovic could face Ryan Harrison in the second round while Nadal looks as though he'll make the third round this week as he won't face anyone more talented than Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round.

Murray's second round match could be against David Nalbandian with a potential third round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga promising to be a test.

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