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Preview: Medvedev Plans To Stand (Up) & Deliver vs. Opelka

If coach Gilles Cervara has one piece of advice for Daniil Medvedev heading into Sunday's Toronto final against Reilly Opelka, it's likely this: Rinse & Repeat. After a returning masterclass Saturday night in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 6'10" American John Isner, the Russian will be looking to blunt the booming

Isner Keeps Cool To Halt Resurgent Monfils In Toronto

John Isner extended his win streak to nine matches as he halted the resurgent Gael Monfils in Toronto, winning 7-6(5), 6-4 on Friday in a highlight-reel worthy battle to reach the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers semi-finals. The 36-year-old has been playing some of his best tennis on the North

Medvedev Rallies For Hurkacz Revenge In Toronto

Top seed Daniil Medvedev was two points from defeat on Friday night against Hubert Hurkacz, but he held his nerve to produce a thrilling 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) comeback to reach the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers semi-finals.  Medvedev, whose Wimbledon campaign was cut short in the fourth round by

‘Flawless’ Opelka Rides Big-Man Tennis Into Toronto SFs

Big-serving Reilly Opelka’s strong week continued Friday in Toronto as he downed 10th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-6(1) at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers to advance to his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final. Playing 'Big Man Tennis', the American thundered 18 aces, crushed massive forehands and even

Day 5 Preview: Ruud Ready To Send A Message Against Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his very first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final on hard-courts at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers in 2018. Will he reach another one on Friday, or will Casper Ruud send a message of intent to the rest of the field with an upset?  The 23-year-old Greek and

Isner Serves Up Rublev Upset To Reach Toronto QFs

John Isner maintained his perfect record against World No. 7 Andrey Rublev as he took down the Olympic mixed doubles gold medalist in a 7-5, 7-6(5) upset on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers.  The 6’10” American has found his best tennis on

Don’t Forget Duckworth! Aussie Proving A Point In Toronto

Australian James Duckworth was watching top seed Daniil Medvedev’s second-round match against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik on Tuesday at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers when he was taken by surprise. The commentary team was building anticipation for a third-round blockbuster between Medvedev and Washington champion Jannik Sinner. Duckworth was having

Tiafoe Dashes Home Hope Shapovalov In Toronto

Lucky loser Frances Tiafoe made good on his second shot at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers main draw as he stunned home favourite Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday evening.  The 23-year-old American was the top seed in qualifying in Toronto, but fell to Emil Ruusuvuori in straight sets.