Kyrgios Sets Medvedev Clash In Montreal; Berrettini, Murray Out
Nick Kyrgios wasn’t at his best but the Washington champion kept streaking winning his opening match at the Canadian Masters in Montreal topping Sebastian Baez 6-4, 6-4.
Kyrgios has now won 19 of his last 22 matches.
“Physically I feel fine. Mentally just so tired. I haven’t had much sleep the past couple of days, but I am trying to put that behind me already,” Kyrgios told the crowd. “I am in Montreal and I haven’t played great tennis in Montreal in the past, so I wanted to come out here today and get that match up against Medvedev next. It will be a lot of fun. I just want to create some good memories in Montreal.”
Kyrgios will now take on defending champion Daniil Medvedev who just won in Los Cabos on Saturday. He leads the Russian 2-1 but dropped their most recent win in Melbourne.
“Medvedev is a hell of a player. His style is so unorthodox, he is a great competitor and he is just an animal,” Kyrgios said. “I am looking forward to seeing where I am at.”
Former champion Andy Murray’s campaign was cut short by Taylor Fritz who rolled the former No. 1 6-1, 6-3.
“It’s an honor to be on the court with Andy,” Fritz said. “Just to get the chance to play him, he’s been around, he’s been dominating since before I came on Tour and basically the whole time I’ve been on Tour, so it’s an honour just to play him.”
Matteo Berrettini’s Canadian debut came and went as the Italian went down to Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 6-3.
Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Holger Rune, Diego Schwartzman and Hubert Hurkacz were also winners. Cameron Norrie also defeated Brandon Nakashima.
On Wednesday in Montreal, Carlos Alcaraz makes his debut against Tommy Paul. Former finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on young Brit Jack Draper and of course in the day it’s Medvedev and Kyrgios.
MONTREAL WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Court Central Starts At 11:00 Am
R32 Tommy Paul v 2 Carlos Alcaraz
Not Before 1:00 Pm
R32 1 Daniil Medvedev v Nick Kyrgios
Not Before 2:30 Pm
R32 Frances Tiafoe v 10 Taylor Fritz
Not Before 6:30 Pm
R32 Yoshihito Nishioka v 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime
R32 (Q) Jack Draper v 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Court Rogers Starts At 11:00 Am
R32 4 Casper Ruud v Alex Molcan
R32 7 Jannik Sinner v (Q) Adrian Mannarino
R32 17 Gael Monfils v Maxime Cressy
R32 9 Cameron Norrie v Botic van de Zandschulp
Not Before 6:30 Pm
R32 5 Andrey Rublev v Daniel Evans
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