MONTREAL (AP) — Australia’s Nick Kyrgios superior on the Nationwide Financial institution Open on Tuesday, beating Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 6-4, 6-4 in an opening-round match and establishing a second-round showdown with top-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia.
Kyrgios is coming off a victory ultimately week’s Citi Open in Washington, the place he ended a three-year title drought by profitable his seventh profession tour-level singles championship. That victory follows a runner-up end at Wimbledon, the place he misplaced to Novak Djokovic.
Medvedev, the occasion’s defending champion who obtained a first-round bye as a prime seed, is scheduled to face Kyrgios on Wednesday.
In different first-round motion, British wild-card Andy Murray, who was ranked world No. 1 by the Affiliation of Tennis Professionals for 41 straight weeks in 2016, could not discover that outdated magic in opposition to Tenth-seeded Taylor Fritz of San Diego, falling 6-1, 6-3.
Marin Cilic, the No. 13 seed, defeated fellow Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 6-2. Different seeded gamers to advance had been No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and No. 17 Gael Monfils of France.
Alex de Minaur of Australia beat Denis Shapovalov of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (4) in a match that was suspended by rain on Monday.
Additionally, American Tommy Paul beat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4, and Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, the No. 15 seed, posted a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Canadian wild-card entry Alexis Galarneau.
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta stunned Eleventh-seeded Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2. Marin Cilic, the No. 13 seed, superior with a 6-3, 6-2 win over fellow Croatian Borna Coric.