Young Ousts Wawrinka In Washington; Murray v Edmund Today; Delpo Opens Play In Los Cabos
by Staff | August 1st, 2018, 11:00 am
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After squandering a mini-break led in the second set breaker, Donald Young finally held his nerve in a thrilling win over Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(3).

“I fought a lot of nerves,” said Young.

“It was tough playing Stan because you know he can always hit a shot and I haven’t had a bunch of confidence this year. Closing matches is a skill you get from winning and I haven’t done that. But I was able to do that tonight and definitely helped.”

Young will take on Kei Nishikori today.

Meanwhile, Wawrinka is still trying to find his form after knee surgeries.

“It’s a tough loss that’s for sure. It’s painful to lose first round here, especially 7-6 in the third,” Wawrinka said. “I was missing a lot, not feeling the way I wanted. I’m looking for confidence. It’s tough to not win a lot of matches so then you start to think too much on the court.

“I feel I’m really close but at the same time, really far. I know the positive right now is that physically I’m feeling really good. The tennis, I’m practicing well. I know and I’m sure I will get to where I want to be, but it’s a tough, long process and you have to accept.”

Other winners included Daniil Medvedev, Alex Di Minaur, Jared Donaldson and Marcos Baghdatis.

Top seed Alexander Zverev was up a set on Malek Jaziri 6-2 before rains halted play for a final time late Tuesday.

On tap Wednesday, local favorite Frances Tiafoe tackles Hubert Hurkacz. John Isner opens play against Noah Rubin. Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Hyeon Chung, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also on court on a day when all remaining players in the men’s draw are in action.

And in the main event, Andy Murray continues his comeback against compatriot Kyle Edmund. Murray leads Edmund 2-1 but Kyle won last month at Eastbourne 6-4, 6-4.

“I’ll have to play much better if I want to win that match, more aggressively,” Murray said after his tough 3-set win over Mackenzie McDonald. “It will help having one more match under my belt.”

In Los Cabos, Juan Martin del Potro opens play against American qualifier Marcos Giron. The Argentine already won in Acapulco earlier this year.


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47 Comments for Young Ousts Wawrinka In Washington; Murray v Edmund Today; Delpo Opens Play In Los Cabos

Humble Rafa Says:

Time flies. Young is old. He is 29 years old.


AndyMira Says:

I hope Andy will win today!…The other day,he said he struggled to adapt to nights play..maybe that’s why he struggled so much & hard to find a rythmn…Winning against Kyle surely will make his confident soaring high…

C’mon Andy!!…U can do it!!


RZ Says:

I hope so too AM!
BTW, with his first round win, Andy’s ranking will move up by about 200 spots. Crazy. I loved the headlines about how the world 800-something ranked player caused an upset.


j-kath Says:

RZ: Just read that Andy is either No. 45 or No. 46 for Toronto. As U say, crazy, crazy


Daniel Says:

Fedal had their comebacks, Djoko took a little mlonger but got his, but considering he had surgery and won a Slams 6 motnhs after pretty great result.

Murray reharsing his comeback, but Wawa by the looks of it is gone.
Don’t even remenber last time he reach QF or semis at any level.


Margot Says:

It’s not 40 Kath, more like 640. As BBB said up 200 places.


Hannah Says:

Talking about ranking, as Murray is currently ranked so low, he will soar up the rankings very quickly, should he win even a few matches here and there. It’s feasable for him to achieve an end of year ranking inside the top 100, if he wins a few key matches; particularly in the Masters tournaments, but he must be careful not to overdo the schedule! He has a tendency to overtrain sometimes, so I hope he manages his schedule well and looks after his body – oh and I hope he WINS tonight, but if he doesn’t, he’s still on the right track!


j-kath Says:

Margot: An article that disputes…..will see if I can re-find


j-kath Says:

Margot: An article that disputes…..will see if I can re-find.
PS: Before I go looking for it, the ranking was given apopro the particular match….going to watch a film – will look later – possibly by then will be academic as the match may be over….


j-kath Says:

https://www.ubitennis.net/2018/08/entry-list-toronto-master-1000-live/

Found article quickly for a change…off to my film unless Andy’s match comes on quickly……….


j-kath Says:

Margot: You able to give us occasional comments Andy vs Kyle…?


BBB Says:

Just now watching but Andy broke back. He played steady while Edmund seemed rattled trying to close out the set.


BBB Says:

Andy’s got some fuschia shorts going on. They’re working for him as he just stole that set with lockdown play on the last two points of the tiebreak.


Okiegal Says:

Got a good one going here! First set TB goes to Murray!
C’mon Andrew!


j-kath Says:

Hey BBB: Many thanks for watching and posting. So so pleased Andy took first set ..from what I could gather Andy was consistent and yes, your good word “steady”. Please roll out comments if you are still watching (I would have signed up had I thought Andy had a sliver of a chance – so far, very surprised and delighted).


j-kath Says:

You too Okiegal …..spit it out please.


BBB Says:

Sorry! Made my way home and missed the second set, which seems to have gone by in a hurry. So far stead in the third.


BBB Says:

I correct myself.

The shorts aren’t really fuchsia. They look more like a deep hot pink. Not Andy’s usual color choice!


AndyMira Says:

Just woke up!…And wha?wha?wha?…Andy took 1st set???Whooohoooo!!…YEEEAAHHHH!!!….Bu,bu,but,but lost 61 2nd sets???…That’s alright Andy!…Righted the ship now!..It must be pretty drained mentally for u in the 1st set…Now,focus!…Regroup!..And bring the Champion in u!….C’mon!!..U can do it!!


AndyMira Says:

Now,i want to take my kids to school Andy…keep fighting u hear??Here’s some positive energy from me!


j-kath Says:

Its midnight here – thank goodness it ain’t the best of five…for Andy’s sake as well as mine…usually he can cope with the best of 5 but not yet….even if he loses from what I can gather, he’s doing darned well even if he loses at the end.


BBB Says:

He’s moving pretty well all things considered. His regular walk seems a bit stiff but I can’t remember if it was like that before the surgery.

He certainly looks fit.


BBB Says:

Kyle had a crap game, Murray dug in, and he’s on to tomorrow!


j-kath Says:

Hurrah – he did it BBB….A-M and Okie……He did it – so happy to have been wrong. Oh gosh – will I sleep to night – now so wound up. Thans for your company.

Hey Margot and RZ – - can U believe it? Kylie these days is no walk-over.

and Hannah – you must have brought a touch of magic….keep it up.


Okiegal Says:

@BBB …. I too thought he had a little hitch in his step…. I’m glad you commented about it… I was wondering if anyone else noticed it. He got the win and that’s what matters! Go Andy go!!


AndyMira Says:

Just got back!…Wha?Wha?Wha?…Andy won???Woooohooooo!!!….YEAAHHHH!!….Thank u God!!….I know he can do it!!
Oh wow!…Be able to dispatched McKenzie already gave him a big mental boost…imagine his win over Kyle!….Whooooo!!…Now,3rd Rd against Copil!….Hope Andy will win in 2…Enough 3 setter already Andy!!


Okiegal Says:

Yes JK he did it! Pay attention to AM…. she’s rarely wrong about anything in the realm of tennis!!

Glad Andy showed some grit and got the 3rd set….. he needs these wins soooo bad!!


AndyMira Says:

Hey M!…Speaking of impossible to possible & possible to impossible…whazzup with Thiemmy Boy??But then i knew he will not going far..The loss to Rafa at FO really scarred him..It’s gonna take a while for him to get his confidence back…I think we have to consider this fact very seriously when we pick our next Brackets M….

Oh btw…My Bracket looks very pretty with RED all over the place now!…Don’t u think so Boss??Hehehehehehehehawhawhawhaw!!


AndyMira Says:

Hahahahahahahahahahahah!!….Awwwww,Thank u Miss Okie!!….Hehehehehehe….


Colin Says:

Apparently Kyle has been suffering from tonsillitis, which would account for his not being at his best. Andy was limping a bit in the later stages of the match, but it looked like leg stiffness rather than any problem with the hip.

The commentary was very annoying, and I thought I’d be sick
if they said once more how Kyle idolizes Andy and how much he owes to him.

Not a great match technically, but interesting and showing that Andy is making progress. One good thing – he didn’t scream at his team, but just muttered sarcastic remarks aimed at himself. Now I can go to bed fairly content.


AndyMira Says:

It’s just a coincidence really Miss Okie!


Okiegal Says:

^^^^^ You’re welcome Little Miss Mira!! I always brag on you when it comes to 🎾🎾🎾🎾! You got it going on girl!! You’ve taught me a lot!!


AndyMira Says:

Hahahahahaha!!….Yeah!,U always put me high when it comes to tennis…But….i’m not ‘that impressive’ Miss Okie!…Honestly…a little bit embarrassed to be praised coz of tennis….Okay! Btw…MISS U MUCHO BOSS!!..Hehehehe…


Okiegal Says:

I’m home sweet home!!


skeezer Says:

Good to hear Andy is coming back.
—-
Y’all gotta see this. Benoit Punk at his best:
https://articles.oregonlive.com/the-spin-of-the-ball/index.ssf/2018/08/benoit_paire_goes_on_racquet-s.amp


Margot Says:

Only saw the first set but gotta agree with BBB, Andy’s walk looked wonky and awkward. Movement on the go seemed OK if a little slower than normal, but is bound to be stiff after such a long absence from back to back match play.
AM: dunno what’s up with our DOM :( As you say, may be loss of confidence. He’s playing doubles with Novak, no not THAT on! Perhaps that’ll help, they won their first match. Haven’t dared check my brackets….EEK!
Meanwhile Norrie beat Lopez, tho Lopez has played a lot of matches lately and apparently Konta won ANOTHER match. Heavens to Betsy! :0


AndyMira Says:

Hey M!…Sorry about your Dom!…But,i see everyone picked him as a winner!…except me & HPHS picked Kohli & Delbonis[which is sucks as well when both r soooo useless!]…

Anyway..this is one of the MOST SUCKEST BRACKET I’VE EVER SEEN!!…But allow me to laugh my heads off ma’am!…It seems we’re all agree that RED is our favourite colour this week!!..Ohohohohohoo!!!…

Btw..can i ask u somethin’ M?Why u choose Paire over Chung?I thought u loves Chung?And he’s not bad these past week[got to 3rd Rd at Atlanta] compared to Paire who lost in the 1st Rd in Hamburg & Umag…Both on clay…


j-kath Says:

Skeezer: Read your Benoit Paire posting – I’ve seen the odd racquet destroyed but never anyone going into his bag and destroying every racquet within! As the saying goes: if you’re going to do something, do it well!


j-kath Says:

Evidently Edmonds wasn’t at his best as he was recovering from some kind of head cold…..didums.


Margot Says:

AM: I love Chung but, Like Andy, he is coming back from a lay off. And, if Paire’s heads in order, a big if I know, well he can play OK. We’ll see. Red is the colour of the moment…;) In one bracket I cannot get any more points. Ouch!


j-kath Says:

U are Naughty, Okie:

Just to keep U honest, A-M originally chose Andy based on the fact she thought Andy had beaten him at Eastbourne….she then went to “hope mode” after she realised otherwise.

Who cares? Naw – as long as Andy takes the next match – and I don’t want to jinx him – as long as U keep it a secret that I think he will win.


Margot Says:

AM: And of course…red is the colour of Andy’s ENORMOUS shorts.;)


AndyMira Says:

M!…Andy wear RED SHORTS??…Oh wow!!…That’s my colour M!!…I love bright colour!!…Hahaha…Hope Red will give Andy a lot of luck M!..I still didn’t see him play so far…But tomorrow morning i will!…Can’t wait!!


Margot Says:

Soooo AM, if Andy loses we’ll know who to blame! You do know that RZ is not allowed to watch don’t you?….;)


AndyMira Says:

Hehehe…Oh yes M!!…Sorry sis!…U gotta do whatchu gotta do!!…


RZ Says:

I am not watching! It won’t be my fault


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