The end of the 2nd round did not give a gift to some of the title contenders. On Wednesday, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman all drank the cup. The young Englishman Scott Draper, executioner of the Greek, will be opposed to Gaël Monfils.
The feat of Nick Kyrgios against world number 1 Daniil Medvedev has made small. Shortly after the Russian, who had won the Los Cabos tournament two days earlier, paid the price for the Australian’s Olympic form, other favorites from the Montreal tournament also left the tournament. the 2nd round. After the duel between the two Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe turned to the advantage of the best ranked of the two men against Benjamin Bonzi’s scorer, Diego Schwartzman, 15th in the world, was first corrected (6- 4, 6-2) by Spanish veteran Albert Ramos-Vinolas. After seeing Cameron Norrie, 11th in the ATP rankings, pass the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp at the top-rope, Andrey Rublev then entered the court with the firm intention of proving himself that we could be a contender for the title this Tuesday without being disappointed. Missed for the Russian.
Monfils was waiting for Tsitsipas, it will be… Draper!
The 8th in the world suffered the law of the Briton Daniel Evans, winner in two sets (6-4, 6-4). Not enough to show great serenity for Stefanos Tsitsipas, scheduled for the last rotation of this day who had also seen Carlos Alcaraz pack his bags. Before the Greek entered the arena, Felix Auger-Aliassime, in front of his public, had certainly got out of the Yoshihito Nishioka trap (victory 7-6, 6-4), but the meeting between the 5th world and the very young Englishman Scott Draper, from qualifying, had all the big disappointment before the hour for Tsitsipas. The 20-year-old player, 82nd, did not miss his chance to afford the best victory of his young career. Without any complex, Draper dominated the semi-finalist of the last Australian Open. At the same time, he joins Gaël Monfils in the round of 16. But the Frenchman is warned: the Briton will go all out.