Top candidates go home early: Kyrgios takes out Medvedev, Alcaraz ‘can’t stand the pressure’ | sports

with videosFor Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz, the Montreal Masters ended after just one match. The first two seeds had to bend after three sets. Medvedev lost 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 against Nick Kyrgios, while Alcaraz could not deal with American Tommy Ball: 7-6 (4), 6-7 (7) 3-6.

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Alcaraz who won the first round in Montreal Farewell He reached the finals of the last two tournaments he participated in, in Umag and Hamburg. He lost to Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti respectively. Paul will face Croatian Marin Cilic in the eighth finals of the tournament in Montreal. Botique van de Zandschulp will play in the second round against Britain’s Cameron Norrie later in the day.

The world number 4 Alcaraz took the first set after the tie-break. The second set was not decided after 12 matches. In the tiebreak it was a nice fight, and Paul (ATP 34) was the winner. In the fourth game of the third set, Alcaraz handed his serve and was unable to get past that deficit. In the eighth game, thanks to his own serve, the Spaniard settled four points for the match, but the match after that was still broken. The match lasted about three and a half hours.

“It was the first time I couldn’t stand the pressure,” the Spanish teenager said afterwards. The 19-year-old Alcaraz is on social media.

Carlos Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz. © AFP

Kyrgios is too strong for Medvedev

In the next match on the center court, the world number one was also eliminated. In the first set, the Russian and Kyrgios held all the service games, after which Medvedev managed to win the tiebreak. Then he hit the Australian who reached the Wimbledon final, so the third set had to be played here as well. Kyrgios had to deal with the breakpoints early on, only to beat Medvedev after he wiped out them and finished 6-2.

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Medvedev was the defending champion in the Masters. Last year, the Russian won the title in Canada by defeating American Riley Opelka in the final. “This is the fourth time we have played against each other and I have succeeded against him in the past,” Kyrgios said afterwards. ,, But he already hit me once. I feel like we know each other’s match well. I’m not the type to look at the rating when he starts a game, it’s just about who I play against and the balls they give me.”

Kyrgios had a good plan how he wanted to play against the Russians. I had in mind how I was going to play, a lot of serve, volleyball and aggressive play from behind.”

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Daniel Medvedev.
Daniel Medvedev. © AP

Swiatek loses three matches

Iga Swiatek convincingly reached the eighth finals at the WTA Championships in Toronto. The world number one was too strong in Canada for Australian Agla Tomljanovic (72nd in the world rankings): 6-1, 6-2. Just over an hour later, 21-year-old Swiatek immediately hit his first match point.

Demi Shores started well in doubles in Toronto. The 29-year-old Dutchwoman, along with her American partner Desira Krausek, beat Russia’s Lyudmila Samsonova and Italy’s Martina Trevisan 6-1, 6-2. In the next round, Chinese duo Xu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan are waiting.

Demi Shores on the archive photo.
Demi Shores on the archive photo. © Environmental Protection Agency

Iga Swiatek.
Iga Swiatek. © AFP

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