Singles draw for the Western & Southern Open was made on Friday.
The 2023 Cincinnati Masters event will take place from August 13-20.
Novak Djokovic is a second seed and has a first-round BYE. He will open campaign against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP, ATP #23).
Nole’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament are:
3rd round: Gael Monfils (FRA), Cameron Norrie (GBR, 13), Alex de Minaur (AUS)
Quarter-finals: Jannik Sinner (ITA, 8), Taylor Fritz (USA, 9)
Semi-finals: Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 3), Holger Rune (DEN, 6), Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 12), Alexander Zverev (GER, 16)
Finals: Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, 1), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 4), Casper Ruud (NOR, 5), Andrey Rublev (RUS, 7)…
Novak claimed historic Cincinnati title in 2018 to become the first singles player to achieve Career Golden Masters.
In his latest appearance at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, in 2020, he captured his second Western & Southern Open crown.
In the doubles competition, Novak and Nikola Cacic lost their first round match to Jamie Murray (GBR) and Michael Venus (NZL) 4-6, 2-6.