The Cincinnati Masters started all the way back in 1899 at the Avondale Athletic Club.
Through the years it has grown in popularity and it is now staged at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
The event is now the second-largest summer tennis event in the United States after the US Open.
The Cincinnati Masters also forms part of the men’s nine elite Masters 1000 tournaments.
Additionally, the WTA Tour counts the tournament as one of their five Premier 5 events.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s champion after his 6-4 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in last year’s final.
The reigning women’s champion is Kiki Bertens, who beat Simona Halep 2–6 7–6 6–2.
This year’s finals take place on Sunday, August 18.
Cincinnati Masters prize money
There is plenty of prize money on offer in Cincinnati but the purses are different for the men’s and women’s events.
The ATP winner will earn $1,114,225 and the runner-up will collect $564,005.
Meanwhile, the winner in the WTA event $501,975 as the losing finalist pockets $243,920.