Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Raonic d Goffin in front of Canadian fans

The first matches have been played in the Rogers Cup in Canada, and rain interrupted things in the WTA Premier 5 event in Montreal.

Not so for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto.


WTA Montreal:

Venus Williams (13) defeated qualifier Caroline Dolehide 7-5 6-1

Magdalena Rybarikova defeated Barbora Strycova 3-6 7-6(6) 6-2

Karolina Pliskova (9) defeated Katerina Siniakova 6-4 6-4

Anett Kontaveit defeated Ekaterina Makarova 4-6 6-3 6-1

Anastasija Sevastova defeated Aleksandra Krunic 6-1 6-0

Qualifier Lucie Safarova defeated Dasha Gavrilova 4-6 6-4 7-5

Julia Goerges (10) defeated Timea Babos 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4

Lesia Tsurenko defeated qualifier Katie Boulter 6-4 6-2

When rain interfered with play, Maria Sharapova led qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva 4-1, and Tatjana Maria led AlizĂ© Cornet 6-4 1-2.

Two other matches didn’t even have a chance of starting.


ATP Toronto:

Benoit Paire defeated Jared Donaldson 6-3 6-4

Martin Fucsovics defeated Joao Sousa 6-4 7-6(2)

Diego Schwartzman (11) defeated Kyle Edmund 6-1 6-2

Borna Coric defeated wildcard Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-3

Pablo Carreno Busta (12) defeated qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 6-0 (retired)

Qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 4-6 6-3 6-4

Fernando Verdasco defeated Peter Gojowczyk 6-2 6-2

Milos Raonic defeated David Goffin (10) 6-3 6-4

Qualifier Ilya Ivashka defeated Yuichi Sugita 6-2 6-3

Wildcard Peter Polansky defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6(3) 6-4

Qualifier Daniil Medvedev defeated Jack Sock (13) 6-3 3-6 6-3

Qualifier Bradley Klahn defeated David Ferrer 7-6(5) 6-4


Matches to watch on Day Two:


WTA:

  • Johanna Konta v Jelena Ostapenko (11) (first round)Magdalena
  • Rybarikova v Caroline Garcia (6) (second round)
  • Daria Kasatkina (12) v Maria Sakkari (first round)


ATP:

  • Wildcard Stan Wawrinka v Nick Kyrgios (16) (first round)
  • Hyeon Chung v Novak Djokovic (9) (first round)

Djokovic was beaten by Chung the last (second) time they met in the fourth round of the Australian Open this year.  Djokovic won the first meeting - also the Australian Open - in 2016 in the opening round

  • A Croatian battle between Borna Coric and Marin Cilic (6) (second round)

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