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.
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:
(8) Tomas Berdych vs (3) Roger Federer
(4) Andy Murray vs (5) David Ferrer
(2) Rafael Nadal vs (7) Mardy Fish
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.