iSport.ua begins its review of some of the most prestigious hard-court tournaments, starting in Canada.
Tournament in Toronto started without incident, but during the first day’s play of surprise gradually began to grow into a sensation and ended it’s first flight seeded player. Highly seeded.
Duty victories scored Kevin Anderson, Borna Coric and Gilles Muller, who beat Viktor Troicki, Ivan Dodiga and Dmitry Tursunov respectively.
The main sensation of the day’s play came during the recent run of tennis players on the courts. Seventeen-year-old winner of the Junior Wimbledon Denis Shapovalov passed nick Kyrios! The Aussie and he is still young and green, but in his 21 Kirios leads in personal meetings at the Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer that is expensive. However, Shapovalov did not plan to shade in front of Nick and immediately announced his level. The first batch I decided the tie-break, where the more fortunate canadian. In the second set, due to the late break, the Aussie managed to stabilize the situation, but the expected comeback never happened. First his serve Nick missed, why not forgive his 17-year-old boy. In the last game of the match Kyrios was a break point, but that doesn’t bother Dennis, who managed to take all three serve in a row as he sealed victory against eleventh-seeded in the tournament. It is worth noting the terrible statistics on the flow of Nika – 18 double faults. Eighteen Karl!
At the post-match press conference Kirios came with ice applied to the knee, but noted that Dennis was stronger and deserved to win.
Shapovalova’s next opponent will be Grigor Dimitrov. Bulgarian, to put it mildly, a fever throughout the season and six defeats in a row at the end of summer is a striking confirmation. Match with the Japanese Yuichi Sugito Gregory had been completely disorganized and several times was on the verge of defeat.
In the first game the Bulgarian was lost 0:4, however, when the Japanese began to serve for the set, nerves came to the fore and Dimitrov managed to take two in a row filing Sugita. thus, the situation in the party. However, following his serve Grigor gave, and on the third attempt Yuichi managed to apply for a set.
In the second set, panic Dimitrov continued twice gave his serve Bulgarian and twice came out of the pits, moving the party to a tie-break where… again lost their two assists, giving 1:4. It would seem that everything. The end. But no, Dimitrov managed to get together and get three in a row of filing of the Japanese to win the set! In this moment I wanted to stand up and applaud Grigor as did the whole stadium. In the third game, the Japanese are not parted, as it happens in such cases and, despite the final defeat, fought to the end. Bulgarian, inspired by the comeback, was good in crucial moments.
In a match against Alejandro Gonzalez Australian Bernard Tomic managed to get a fairly easy victory by hanging the Colombian “wheel” in the tiebreak of the second set. Victoria is so inspired by the Argentine that he said that in this tournament he can speak and reach the semifinals. Very rash statement for a person with unstable mentality.
The unexpected defeat of “the future of British tennis Kyle Edmund. Not unexpected from the fact that Edmund is strong and cool, and for the reason that his opponent Steven Diez from Canada is a 192-th line in the rating and few people know about it something.
The second Russian who has left tournament was Andrey Kuznetsov, who lost to Ryan Harrison, but the experienced Mikhail Youzhny managed to break the resistance of the equally experienced Stephen Robert, who only last week managed to get to the best ranking position in his career – a 36-year-old native of Montargis is located on 58th place.
Together with Harrison, and then passed three more Americans, with varying degrees of difficulty managed to beat their rivals. So John Isner only three parties managed to beat Israeli Dudi, and Sam Querrey and Jack sock have not experienced any special problems in matches with Frank Dancevic and Denis Kudlay.
The results of the day’s play
On the same Rogers Cup in Montreal in women without sensationalism, like the departure of nick Kyrios. Matches the girls repeatedly interrupted because of rain, however, all the planned meetings was played and remembered the unexpected departure of Ekaterina Makarova and Monica Puig. Unexpected, but not sensational. Of course, in women’s tennis of the concept of “surprise” and “sensation” is difficult to divide, but few were surprised by the departure from the Puerto Rican Puig Naomi Brody from the UK. Monica managed to win the first game, and then fell apart and started to make mistakes just a draw and the result gave the two parties, demonstrating the fight in the second set.
Petra Kvitova started the tournament, but the opponent conformed to a similar start. Pole Magda linette only indicated their presence on the court, per hour of game time taking three games.
A little longer had to Tinker with Heather Watson Samantha Stosur. The Australian suffered a ridiculous defeat of Americans Jessica Pagula three days earlier at the tournament in Washington, however, he moved to Montreal such oversight is not allowed. Watson fought to the last in the first set, losing the set, one game failed to reach the tie-break and the second party girls are having a parade breaks, the winner of which left Sam.
Barbara Zahlavova-Strycova won the struggle with Caroline Garcia. The French habitually made a lot of mistakes, but the departure of bill regularly. Winning the first game, it seemed that in the second set, Garcia will be able to put the squeeze on the Czech, but she turned the meeting upside down and with the identical account 6:3 beat Caroline.
Mirjana Lucic Baroni has left nothing to chance Naomi hibino, in two batches allowing the Japanese to score two games.
Australian Daria Gavrilova beat Annika Beck, and Madison Brengle managed in three sets to beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova.
The results of the day’s play
Shot of the day from Denis Shapovalov: