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Aug 10 (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios held a rally masterclass to knock out world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2 for an eighth straight win at the Canadian Masters. Montreal on Wednesday.
Alcaraz, world number four, looked on his way to victory when he won a tie-break in the first set, then took a 4-1 lead in the second set when his game inexplicably fell apart.
Britain’s Dan Evans stunned fifth-place Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-4 in the ATP 1000, while American Tommy defeated second-place Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz 6-7(4) 7-6(7) 6 Paul. started with a rally. -3.
World No. 82 Jack Draper scored perhaps his biggest upset and ended the day by defeating British, Greek third-placed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5 7-6(4).
It turned out that his first set, the Russian Medvedev, had all the momentum as he went through the first set tiebreak and the grumpy Kyrgios sent the ball into the stratosphere in desperation.
However, the Australian regrouped and interrupted Medvedev’s serve to start the second set, and in the next match he easily reached an indispensable 2-0 score.
“I knew he was confident, so I needed to take the field with a style of play that didn’t give him too much rhythm,” Kyrgios told reporters. “I pitched and played volleyball at almost every stage.”
The climax of the match was the fourth game of the third set with a service break, in which Kyrgios ran from corner to corner to land a backhand that the attacking Medvedev could not handle, leaving the Australian with sun-drenched fans. their legs.
Kyrgios, who won 82% of his first innings, fell in love in the final match and was among the last 16.
Alcaraz scored one match point in the tiebreak in the second set, but when Paul saved him, the 19-year-old Spaniard’s challenge faded.
“All I can say right now is that for the first time I couldn’t take the pressure,” Alcaraz said.
“I felt the pressure to be the second seed, the fourth seed in the world at these tournaments. It was the first time I felt this kind of pressure and I couldn’t handle it.”
By beating Rafa Nadal in the final of this year’s French Open, number four Kasper Ruud became the tournament’s best player, beating Alex Molkan 7-6(3) 6-3 to advance to the third round.
Also in Montreal were Australian Alex de Minaur, Italian Yannick Sinner, Croatian Marin Cilic, Frenchman Gael Monfils and Spaniards Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta.
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