December 2, 2022

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Tennis, Masters 1000 Canada – Unfortunate draw for Italy: Berettini and Sinner tied for eighth

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be absent for well-known reasons and long-term illness. Alexander Zverev. However, 41 of the world’s top 44 players are in the draw at the Masters of Canada, the fourth-to-last 1000 rounds of the season, this year’s stage in Montreal. Two of these are Azzurri: Janic Sinner, n ° 7 of the scoreboard, and Matteo Perettini, n ° 11. It did not go well for Italy considering the development of the competition. Both are plugged into the same octave and are likely to find each other soon. Bye in the first round for the minor, then challenge for the qualifier. For Berrettini, on the other hand, a trivial acquaintance with Carreno Busta, then Roone or another, might have qualified.

Not just the blues. In Montreal, Daniil Medvedev is again in a thick match, with n ° 1 in the world, not really seen in high-level lathes since the last Roland Garros. A short swing on grass – without Wimbledon -, then it’s back to the ATP 250 in Los Cabos this week, where the semifinals are played at night. The debut for the Russians will be in absolute depth: after the bye there will be one between Nick Kyrgios – the tournament’s main loose cannon – or Argentine Sebastian Baez. Anything but obvious. On the Russian side, Grigor Dimitrov (seeded eighth) and Denis Shapovalov look for redemption after losing 8 of their last 9 matches (in fact, he hasn’t won a match since his win over Nadal in Rome. 1 Wimbledon round 5 with Rinderknech in the 5th set).

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