Cincinnati Tennis: Nick Kyrgios and Felix Auger-Aliassime start their Western & Southern Open tournaments on Monday. Show schedule | ATP tour

Nick Kyrgios will double duty at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, which if you’re looking for positive superstition, is a good thing for his chances as a single player.

Kyrgios also played singles and doubles at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, and although he and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, his Cincy partner, also made the start, Kyrgios won his second ATP 500 title of the season (Acapulco) in the US capital.

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The Aussie remains on friendly US territory this week, as it was only two years ago when Kyrgios reached the ATP Masters 1000 final in Cincinnati (left after Dimitrov). He will try to start another memorable run against Italian Lorenzo Sonego at his first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting.

However, the 24-year-old Italian is having his best season. At the beginning of this month he cracked the top 50 of the ATP rankings and won his first ATP Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Open Antalya (d. Kecmanovic) in June. This is Sonego’s first hard court game since March in Miami.

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#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime is set to miss out on home support he received at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal last week, but the 19-year-old will likely be happy to have someone else in the spotlight in Ohio. Auger-Aliassime made the third round of his home Masters 1000 event (left after Khachanov).

He will try to start a new winning streak against # NextGenATP Serb Miomir Kecmanovic. This could be a preview of what fans might see at the next generation ATP finals in Milan, November 5-9.

Auger-Aliassime (second) and Kecmanovic (seventh) are both in the top eight of the ATP Race To Milan, in which seven of the eight players participating in the 21-and-under event are determined. The eighth place is reserved for an Italian wild card.

Other notable games include Andy Murray, who is making his comeback as a single player after four weeks of double success. The Brit meets Richard Gasquet for the 12th Time on her FedEx ATP Head2Head series (Murray leads 8-3).

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The twelfth Saat Borna Coric will meet the American Reilly Opelka in the last game on Center Courtth Seed Marin Cilic, the 2016 champion (d. Murray), will try to start another successful week in Cincinnati against the Moldovan Radu Albot.

Schedule – August 12, 2019 Monday
CENTER COURT starts at 11:00 a.m.

WTA match
WTA match
[WC] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [PR] Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Not before 7 p.m.
WTA match

Not before 8:30 p.m.
[WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) vs. [12] Borna Coric (CRO)

GRANDSTAND starts at 11:00 a.m.
[14] Marin Cilic (CRO) versus Radu Albot (MDA)
[Q] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) versus Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
WTA match

Not before 7 p.m.
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)

Not before 8:30 p.m.
WTA match

The rest of the Monday schedule can be found here.

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