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Montreal: August 3, 2024 - August 12, 2024
Toronto: August 4, 2024 - August 12, 2024
Montreal : August 3 - 12, 2024
Toronto : August 4 - 12, 2024


The next chapter in the storied history of the National Bank Open begins in 2025 with the introduction of a 12-day main draw that resembles the format of a Grand Slam.

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A 96-player main draw means more world-class athletes playing more tennis, over more days and sessions. It will provide fans with even more opportunities to watch and engage with the stars of the WTA and ATP Tours.

New Schedule, More Primetime Matches

The tournament kicks off with qualifying on Saturday, July 26 followed by main draw action on Sunday, July 27. The singles and doubles finals will take place on Thursday, August 7. All new sessions are set to be at night* during "primetime" hours, elevating the experience for fans onsite and those watching from home.

*Schedule is subject to change

Pathway to Equal Prize Money at the NBO

On the pathway to equal prize money at the NBO in 2027, the expansion to a 12-day model will see an increase in prize money for women’s players from 2025 onwards.


The bigger and better player field will be provided with a rest day in between matches, up until the semi-finals, to ensure optimized player health, recovery time and top performance levels. The NBO also will be redefined off the court, ushering in an enhanced fan experience and bringing even more variety to our attendees.


By adopting a new 12-day main draw format and featuring 96-player main draws for men and women, the National Bank Open joins an elite group of six extended combined events on the WTA Hologic and ATP Tours (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome and Cincinnati).

With a structure closer to the one adopted by the Grand Slams, our tournament will be able to reach new heights. As one of the best events in the world, the NBO will give more fans the chance to enjoy more matches and benefit from an even deeper pool of top players. This new format will also be beneficial for the health of the players since it will provide them with a rest day in between matches, up until the semi-finals, to ensure better recovery time and top performance levels. Having a longer tournament will also give the cities of Montreal and Toronto a longer window to shine on the international level.

The National Bank Open will be able to offer equal prize money to both women and men players starting in 2027 thanks to the support of its long-time partner National Bank as well as additional resources from WTA Ventures. 

The expansion to a 12-day model will also help the tournament grow its revenue which in turn will help it gradually close the prize money gap between men and women. The National Bank Open’s WTA prize money is projected to rise from roughly 32% of the ATP prize money to nearly 60% by 2025, when both events expand to 12-day main draw formats, to 78% in 2026 and to 100% by 2027.

There are many benefits for a 12-day main draw format.

  • For fans, there are more players playing more tennis over more days and sessions, plus on-site programming will take on a new lease of life, with even more fun activities and player engagement opportunities. It also brings more exposure to our host cities, Toronto and Montreal.
  • For the tournament, it allows flexibility in scheduling and, therefore, the chance to increase pre-promotion of when players will be playing.
  • Finally, for the players, they will be provided with a rest day in between matches, up until the semi-finals, to ensure optimized player health, recovery time and top performance levels.

All details regarding ticket sales for 2025 are currently being finalized and will be communicated closer to this year’s tournament.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase 2025 tickets on-site during the 2024 National Bank Open.

There are no plans to cancel the Family Weekends in Toronto or Montreal. Making tennis accessible to families is an important priority of Tennis Canada’s and it will remain so regardless of the expansion to a 12-day main draw model.


Tickets for 2025 will go on sale this summer during the 2024 events in Montreal and Toronto.