Djokovic v Chung, Wawrinka v Kyrgios Tuesday At Toronto Masters
by Staff | August 6th, 2018, 11:18 pm
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Play opened at the Tennis Masters Canada in Toronto on Monday with 12 matches that had to dodge the rain.

Canadian hope Milos Raonic delighted the home crowd a nice 6-3, 6-4 win over David Goffin.

“I think I can still serve much better. I don’t think I necessarily served particularly well, so I’ll take the time to work on some things tomorrow,” said Raonic who won all 27 first serve points. “But overall, it was a very good performance as a first performance here. And mentally I was in the right state of mind the whole way through, and I was very disciplined with myself.”

Raonic’s countryman Vasek Pospisil fell to Borna Coric in straights.

The struggling Jack Sock joined Goffin among the seeded losers, going down to qualifier Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The 19th-ranked Sock is just 5-14 on the year.

Diego Schwartzman blew out Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-2. Fernando Verdasco set a date with Grigor Dimitrov by defeating Peter Gojowyczk. And in a surprise, American qualifier Bradley Klahn secured a US Open berth beating David Ferrer. The points earned from the Ferrer win give Klahn an unassailable lead in the US Open wildcard challenge.

In doubles play, the Wimbledon finalists pairing of Djokovic-Anderson beat the young Candian duo of Shapovalov-Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-2.

On a big Tuesday, the some of the top names take the court. Novak Djokovic plays his first match since winning Wimbledon, and the Serb will have his hands full with Hyeon Chung who beat the former No. 1 in Australia.

Stan Wawrinka opens play against Nick Kyrgios. The two have split their four meetings including an infamous meeting in Canada in 2015 won by the Australian.

Canadian superstar and 2017 semifinalist Denis Shapovalov begins his campaign against Jeremy Chardy. And we’ll get a good look at Shapovalov’s countryman, the 17-year-old phenom Felix Auger-Aliassime who meets Lucas Pouille.

TUESDAY TORONTO SCHEDULE
Centre Court Starts At 11:00 Am
(WC) Stan Wawrinka v 16 Nick Kyrgios
Not Before 1:00 Pm
Hyeon Chung v 9 Novak Djokovic
(WC) Felix Auger-Aliassime v Lucas Pouille
Not Before 7:00 Pm
Jeremy Chardy v Denis Shapovalov
Not Before 8:30 Pm
Borna Coric v 6 Marin Cilic


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17 Comments for Djokovic v Chung, Wawrinka v Kyrgios Tuesday At Toronto Masters

Mystic - Willow Says:

Novak against Chung the guy that beat him at the AO interesting match, funny how Novak and Roger get reffered to as the former world number 1s, and with Rafa its the current world number 1, like somehow people dont believe he warrants that status, and that he wont be there for long anyway, talk about irritating ….


RZ Says:

Great win for Stan the Man. His comeback hadn’t been looking great so far.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Hope he can manage to get back to the top, theres too much talent there for him not too ….


j-kath Says:

Chung must have withdrawn – Nole now playing vs M. Basic (BiH)..


j-kath Says:

Yes, RZ – pleased Stan did well….was surprised though.


RZ Says:

J-Kath – I’m more surprised the match actually happened. I thought Nick wasn’t over his injury yet and was expecting him to withdraw.


Margot Says:

RZ: Nick had the physio out during the match and looked as if he was having his groin manipulated…Ouch!


Truth Says:

Hypocrite nadal fan. You have no problem with feeling down after Fed & Wawrinka losses. You keep talking about guys being superior to Djoker but when Djoker won, you refused to acknowledge how great he was. Hilarious, you’re angry that he won Wimbledon just 2 months after changing his life.
Nadal was the one whining about how injured he was compared to Djoker. Djoker didn’t want to say he was injured. You hope Djoker had nothing wrong so that you can ridicule his talent level. Hopefully, Nadal loses every event. He was annoyed & told the journalist that Djoker was truly back after Wimbledon.


BBB Says:

M-W, they’ll refer to a former #1 as a former #1 no matter who’s currently #1. Novak is #20 or whatever. It doesn’t have quite the same appeal to say the current #20 is playing the guy who beat him earlier this year.


Daniel Says:

Thought Kyrgios would crush Wawa after watching 1st set, but than he got injured, seemed groin. Good win for Wawa, but even so, his form is not there yet.

Djoko was 1st round HC change good but not particularly great for his own standards. Think he will fine tune his games with more matches. Should have an easy round tomorrow and than Theim or Tsipas, who should be more challenging.

Rublev imploding in yet another set after losing with several MP in Washington semis. Have to work on mental strength in order to not become another Dimitrov.


Daniel Says:

Speaking of Dimi he wins an spectacular MP to finish Verdasco in third set tiebreaker.

Great win for him, Tiafoe or Raonic next. Maybe on elf those victories that can put him back on track.


Colin Says:

“Maybe on elf those victories that can put him back on track.”

Daniel, could you translate that into English, please.


Margot Says:

Au contraire, an “elf victory” is an absolutely splendid victory!


Mystic - Willow Says:

BBB no not quite, you rather missed my point, with the other two its the world number 1, with Nadal its always the current world number 1, anyway no matter it is what it is, the commies never have had much respect or cared for him, they never talk about his career achievements singularly either without bringing up the other two, with the other two though its a completely different story ….


Humble Rafa Says:

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Daniel Says:

Colin,

“One of those victories…”

It was an amazing 35 shot rally match point that eventually Verdasco couldn’t hit anymore and went for dtl. Hope it propels Dimi back.
But to me, still feels his results will always be too inconsistant. One can only hope.

Same with Kyrgios, he is getting too many minor injuris for his age. Out of nowhere he will play brilliant and make an upset agaisnt a top player, but not holding my money.


skeezer Says:

Colin,
Imo K doesn’t have a good fitness regime. He is athletic for sure, but he doesn’t present himself physically on the court very well. If he decides to get fit for the professional tennis game, think is off court time will lesson.


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