Wholesale surprises in Toronto Tennis and Serena bid farewell

The Polish world number one, Iga Šviontik, made a strong start at the start of her matches yesterday in the 1,000-point tennis tournament, with a landslide victory over Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-2, to qualify for the quarter-finals, while the men’s 1,000-point Masters Tournament, held in Montreal is a wholesale exit for the top ranked players, led by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the first in the world.

Among the men, the “naughty” Australian Nick Kyrgios has followed up his resounding victories since reaching the Wimbledon final last month, to succeed in overturning his defeat against Russian Daniil Medvedev, the world number one, to win 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2 In the second round of the Montreal 1,000-point Masters Tournament.

Medvedev was not the only major victim, as the Spaniard Carlos Alcaras II, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas III and the other Russian Andrey Rublev V, also fell at the first hurdle.

Alcaras, ranked fourth in the world, lost to American Tommy Paul (34) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-9), 3-6.

As for Tsitsipas, he lost in the second round to German Jack Draper 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), while Rublev fell to Britain’s Daniel Evans 4-6, 4-6.

In the Toronto 1,000-point tournament, American legend Serena Williams bid farewell to the Canadian fans by losing in the second round of the tournament against Swiss Belinda Bencic, and the loss was not unexpected 6-2, 6-4, as Serena was playing only her third match in 2022 in competitions singles.

Tunisian Anas Jaber, ranked fifth in the world, withdrew when she was late in her second round match 6-1, 2-1 against China’s Kenwen Jing (51) due to stomach pain.

In addition, Rafael Nadal confirmed yesterday that he will compete in the Cincinnati Open next week after being forced to withdraw from the Canadian Open due to an abdominal injury.

The world number three chose not to participate in the preparatory tournament that precedes the start of the US Open in Montreal due to the same muscle strain that limited his movement and forced him to withdraw from the Wimbledon final last month.

By Editor

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