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Nadal earns Cilic clash after Wawrinka mystery, Djokovic stunned by Greek teen

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Nadal earns Cilic clash after Wawrinka mystery, Djokovic stunned by Greek teen


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10 Aug 2018, 11:05 IST

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Spanish big name Rafael Nadal celebrates victory

Toronto lovers had been handled to a scintillating fit of tennis as global primary Rafael Nadal complicated to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals, whilst Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was once a surprise casualty.

Nadal and Stan Wawrinka traded shocking forehand and backhand winners in an soaking up last-16 come upon however the best seed prevailed in directly units on Thursday.

Four-time champion Djokovic was once despatched packing by in-form Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas in a surprise disappointed on the ATP 1000 event.

However, protecting champion Alexander Zverev, fourth seed Kevin Anderson and 5th seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced.

 

NADAL SURVIVES CLASSIC

The Spanish big name placed on a masterclass in a 7-Five 7-6 (7-Four) win over three-time main champion Wawrinka.

Wawrinka was once again to his perfect having struggled this season following a 2d knee operation however there was once no preventing Nadal, who produced some bizarre sliced photographs and forehand winners to go away the group in awe.

“It was a good match. Of course, a very positive victory for me against a very tough opponent. Happy to see Stan playing that well again,” Nadal mentioned. “So I am very pleased. That’s what I needed, a match like this to be a little bit more confident and I did it.”

Next up for Nadal is 6th seed and Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-Three 6-2.

 

DJOKOVIC ELIMINATED BY TEEN

Seeking a 5th Rogers Cup crown, former global primary Djokovic fell to 19-year-old Tsitsipas 6-Three 6-7 (Five-7) 6-Three.

Djokovic was once upstaged by Tsitsipas, who reached his 7th ATP Tour quarter-final of the season.

“I really want to do well,” Djokovic mentioned. “Losing in this kind of tournament, it’s not something I don’t care about. It really frustrates me. But I have to accept it, deal with it, and move on.”

Tsitispas complicated to his 3rd semi-final on the Citi Open final week.

It does no longer get any more uncomplicated for the rising Greek, with 2d seed Zverev waiting for in a repeat of the Washington semis.

Zverev outclassed qualifier Daniil Medvedev 6-Three 6-2.

 

ANDERSON, DIMITROV TO MEET IN QFs

Wimbledon runner-up Anderson and fellow seed Dimitrov will move head-to-head for a place within the semi-finals.

Anderson was once too excellent for Ilya Ivashka 7-Five 6-Three, whilst Dimitrov overcame Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (7-1) Three-6 7-6 (7-Four).

American 8th seed John Isner, on the other hand, departed following a 7-6 (7-Five) 7-6 (7-1) loss to Karen Khachanov, whilst native favorite Denis Shapovalov went down 7-Five 6-2 in opposition to Robin Haase.

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