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Gael Monfils upends No. 4 Stefano Tsitsipas in Toronto

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Frenchman Gael Monfils upset fourth-seeded Stefano Tsitsipas in straight units on Wednesday in Toronto in simply his eleventh match of the yr.

Monfils, 36, defeated Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-3 within the ATP 1000 occasion in only one hour and 25 minutes. Monfils has been battling accidents this yr.

“I knew that Stef had a lot of confidence,” Monfils mentioned afterward. “He would try to go for his shots. I tried to put a lot of balls in, tried to hit quite heavy and not let him dictate too much. I think I did it well.”

Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev cruised into the third spherical by beating qualifier Matteo Arnaldi of Italy 6-2, 7-5

Russian and No. 6 seed Andrey Rublev loss in straight units to unseeded Mackenzie McDonald, 6-4, 6-3. McDonald hit 21 winners in opposition to simply 5 unforced errors to oust Rublev.

No. 8 Taylor Fritz wanted two hours and 28 minutes to down Ugo Humbert of France 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3. Fritz survived 9 double faults and 13 aces by Humbert. Fritz improved to 28-7 on onerous courts in 2023.

No. 13 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany was despatched packing as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina dazzled with a 6-2, 6-1 upset. The Spaniard transformed all 4 break factors.

In different motion, No. 15 Hubert Hurkacz of Poland rallied to defeat Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. No. 16 seed Lorenzo Musetti of Italy additionally needed to rally to get previous Aussie qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Wild card Milos Raonic of Canada additionally toppled qualifier Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 6-3 and Australia’s Alex de Minaur recorded a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Canada’s Gabriel Diallo.

–Field Level Media