October 2, 2022

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Stars fall in tennis, Canada: Tsitsipas, Rublev and Serena Williams also out

Medvedev and Algaraz, seeded first two after the Greek falls with a dropper, Evans overtakes the Russian. Among the women, the 40-year-old succumbed to Bencic. And Nadal announced his return to action in Cincinnati via social media

Canadian Night Tennis continues with a massacre of top seeds in the men’s tournament. Stephanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, the top two seedings, greet Montreal after Medvedev and Algaraz. Greece, seeded 3, was knocked out by Jack Draper 7-5 7-6 (4), while Russia, seeded fifth, lost to Daniel Evans in doubles 6-4. Greece and the Russians continue to hold back their 2022, obviously very disappointing, even if there is time for a rebound (obviously unlikely to be honest, given the circumstances, but you never know). Next, instead, Felix Auger-Aliassime: The Canadian, seeded sixth on the board, beat Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (6) 6-4. Cameron Norrie (n.9) and Taylor Fritz (n.10) in the second round: For the first easy victory over Bottic van de Santsulf (6-1 6-2), the 24-year-old Californian defeated his compatriot Francis Tiafoe (5-7 6-1). 6-4). Finally, Diego Schwartzman (12) was eliminated by Ramos-Vinolas (6-4 6-2). In fact, there are only two heavy-seeded players above Sinner, Casper Rudd and Auger-Aliassim.

Women in Toronto

In Toronto, Serena Williams, who returned to winning a match on the major circuit in more than 400 days, could do nothing. The 40-year-old American, who announced her intention to retire soon (probably after the US Open), succumbed to group 12 seed Belinda Bencic (6-2 6-4). Much higher than Williams. Serena may have realized that she will not return to win a Slam, as she said goodbye. No. 5 Zabiure was also forced to retire in a 6-1, 2-1 loss against China’s Qinwen Zhang, while the draw’s eighth-ranked Karbine Muguruza (a double from Estonia’s Kaya Kanebi 6-4), and Bianca Andreescu, Alys beat Garnett 6-3 4-6 6-3. Good news from Rafael Nadal. After the defeat in Montreal, Majorcan announced his return to the field in Cincinnati, and the Spanish champion himself announced it on Instagram. Nadal announced today that he will travel to the United States, having ruled out a stomach problem that forced him to miss the last few matches and bow out of his Wimbledon semi-final. “I’m very excited to be back playing in Cincinnati,” wrote the world No.3

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