ATP Toronto - Friday Schedule: Rafael Nadal faces Marin Cilic in the QFs

ATP Toronto - Friday Schedule: Rafael Nadal faces Marin Cilic in the QFs

Nadal, playing for the first time since a five-set loss to Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals, topped Paire 6-2 6-3 in a night match after a series of stoppages due to rain. But that match served to reinforce the status of the four-time former Rogers Cup champion and No9 seed, Novak Djokovic. I worked very hard, probably harder than ever. "I think I did a good job of finishing the job today". Overall, my game was so-and-so.

Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off 12th-seeded Kasatkina in an impressive display of big-hitting.

As the second round got under way, there were delays-not for the first time-as rain storms passed over Toronto, but also news of the withdrawal of No3 seed Juan Martin del Potro with wrist problems.

Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic swept aside lucky loser Mirza Basic, winning 6-3 7-6 (7-3).

The Spanish world No.1 will face the victor of the match between Marton Fucsovics and Nick Kyrgios' first-round conqueror Stan Wawrinka.

The pair exchanged breaks in the second before Nadal edged ahead in the tiebreak to win 7-5, 7-6 (7/4).

Rafael Nadal did his part to put Rogers Cup schedule back on track with a speedy 6-2 6-3 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire on Wednesday. Italy's Fabio Fognini, the No. 14 seed coming off a victory at Los Cabos, fell out with a 6-3, 7-5 (14) loss to Canada's Denis Shapovalov.

"Sorry to my fans in Toronto, but I have to pull out of the tournament since my left wrist needs some days of rest", Del Potro said in a tweet.

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In another first-round upset, Robin Haase of the Netherlands downed Japan's Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-1. Winning 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, it's great for me.

"It's a dream of any kid out there in this world, any kid that's playing tennis, to beat these kinds of players, so I can call it the best moment of my life", a shocked Tsitsipas said in an on-court interview. Every tournament starts from zero.

It was his second career win at a Masters 1000 event and first since an opening-round victory at Indian Wells against fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in April that made him the first player born in the 21st century to win an ATP Tour-level match.

Play was also suspended in the match between world number one Simona Halep of Romania and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, seeded third, routed local favorite Francoise Abanda 6-0, 6-2.

"I've won tournaments both in Montreal and Toronto and had plenty of support along the way".

"Matches like this can give him positives".

Sharapova next faces another Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who is ranked sixth in the world.

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