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Alcaraz Leads Star-Studded Wednesday in Toronto: Follow the Results from Round Two Live

by Pete Borkowski

August 9, 2023

Seven of the Top Eight seeds will play their first matches of the 2023 National Bank Open, including World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and 2021 Toronto Champion Daniil Medvedev.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 - Round Two

CENTER COURT start 12:30 pm

  • [WC] M. Raonic (CAN) d. [Q] T. Daniel (JPN) 6-4, 6-3
    • A classic Raonic clinic; 15 aces, zero break points faced, only lost three points on his first serve, and the Canadian reaches the third round at home for the first time since 2016.
  • [PR] G. Monfils (FRA) d. [4] S. Tsitsipas (GRE) 6-4, 6-3 
    • The Flying Frenchman loses just five points on his first serve and wins six of seven break points, all three on his serve and three of four on Tsitsipas', to score his biggest win in over a year.

Not Before 7:00 pm

  • [1] C. Alcaraz (ESP) d. B. Shelton (USA) 6-3, 7-6(3)
    • It took the world No. 1 some time to find his rhythm, but he stepped up when he needed to most, converting his break point chance in the opening set and racing out to an early lead in the second set tiebreak which he never relinquished.
  • [Q] M. Giron (USA) vs [5] H. Rune (DEN)
    • Rune never looked in sync and struggled with the far-more consistent play of Giron, who breaks early in the first and third sets and hangs on.

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

  • [8] T. Fritz (USA) d. U. Humbert (FRA) 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3
    • Despite nine double faults and his opponent hitting 44 winners, Fritz wins the critical points to avoid the upset.
  • [2] D. Medvedev d. [Q] M. Arnaldi (ITA) 6-2, 7-5 
    • 2021 Toronto champ does not back down, not dropping serve and hitting 29 winners to win his sixth straight match in the city. 
  • A. Davidovich Fokina (ESP) d. [13] A. Zverev (GER) 6-1, 6-2 
    • Davidovich Fokina never faced a break point and committed just two unforced errors while Zverev failed to save any of the four he faced in a match that last exactly one hour.
  • [7] J. Sinner (ITA) d. M. Berrettini (ITA) 6-4, 6-3 
    • The younger Italian fires 22 winners and saves all seven break points he faced to defeat his countryman
  • [12] T. Paul (USA) vs F. Cerundolo (ARG) 7-6(2), 6-7(2), 6-3
    • After splitting the tiebreaks, Paul breaks twice to race out to a 4-0 lead in the decider and hangs on.

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

  • M. McDonald (USA) d. [6] A. Rublev 6-4, 6-3
    • McDonald slams the door on serve, breaking once in each set and saving the only two break points he faced to cause a huge upset.
  • [15] H. Hurkacz (POL) d. M. Kecmanovic (SRB) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
    • Hurkacz turns on the jets late, winning the last nine games in a row and finishing with 50 winners to complete the comeback.
  • A. de Minaur (AUS) d. [WC] G. Diallo (CAN) 6-4, 7-5 
    • A strong returning performance from the Aussie, creating a dozen break points against the 6'7" Canadian, ends Diallo's run.

Not Before 4:00 pm

  • A. Murray (GBR) d. [Q] M. Purcell (AUS) 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-5 
    • Another classic Andy Murray comeback as the Scot rallies from a break down late in the third set.
  • [LL] A. Vukic (AUS) d. S. Korda (USA) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5)  
    • Committing just six unforced errors in the entire match, Vukic rallies from 0-3 down in the third set tiebreak to shock Korda.

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

  • S. Gille (BEL) / J. Vliegen (BEL) d. M. Melo (BRA) / J. Peers (AUS) 7-6(6), 2-6, [10-7] 
    • Despite not breaking serve in the match, the French Open runners-up play better in the tiebreaks to win.
  • [16] L. Musetti (ITA) vs [Q] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) 4-6, 7-5, 5-4
    • Very little between the two for nearly three hours, but Musetti makes his move late and breaks for the win.

Not Before 3:00 pm

  • [8] S. Gonzalez (MEX) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d. T. Griekspoor (NED) / J. Lehecka (CZE) 6-2, 6-7(6), [10-7]
    • After missing a match point in the second-set tiebreak and falling being 2-5 in the match tiebreak, Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin win eight of the last nine points to claim victory.

Not Before 5:00 pm

  • M. Arevalo (ESA) / J. Rojer (NED) d. [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / A. Krajicek (USA) 6-3, 7-6(4)
    • Arevalo and Rojer take their opportunities, grabbing the lone break in the opening set and taking an early lead in the second-set tiebreak.

COURT 3 start 1:00 pm

  • [7] M. Granollers (ESP) / H. Zeballos (ARG) d F. Martin (FRA) / A. Mies (GER) 4-4, ret.

Not Before 4:00 pm

  • H. Hurkacz (POL) / M. Pavic (CRO) d. [1] W. Koolhof (NED) / N. Skupski (GBR) 7-6(2), 6-7(2), [10-5] 
    • Shocker in the doubles as Hurkacz and Pavic race out to a 6-1 lead in the match tiebreak against the Wimbledon champions and never look back.