Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals in Montreal. The second player in the world, with Fabio Foggini, the Italian, lost the first set, but then dropped only three games and won 2: 6, 6: 1, 6: 2. Nineteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu will play at home in Toronto for the title. She defeated Sofia Kenin 6: 4, 7: 6, and Marie Buzkova could be her last rival if she eliminated Serina Williams. Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková will play in the same double title tournament. The number 1 seed topped the Azarenko Belarusian-Australian pair, Barty 3: 6, 6: 3 and 10: 4.
Andreescu won the procedure after the fifth sword. She had three at 6: 5, but Kenin ended at least a tiebreaker. At the Rogers Cup, a Canadian teenager can win her second career title, having success this year at Indiana Wells. The fight against Williams is due to begin at midnight CEST.
Siniak and Craigik dominated both Roland Garros and Wimbledon's Big Straws last year and topped the world rankings. This year, they are ranked seventh. The finals will be played for the second time this season, falling to a hard surface in Indian Wells in the last match in March.
After the first set, Rafa ruled
He doesn't know the opponents for the semi-finals, but the match between French Gael Monfils and Spaniard Robert Bautista was interrupted for rain after two exchanges. The second semifinal pair are the Russians Karen Khachanov and Daniel Medvedev.
He lost to Foggini at the semi-finals in Monte Carlo in April, and this time did not start well either. He had problems with the service and lost it twice. However, he started the second set with two clean runs and then clearly dominated the court. In the Rogers Cup, he defends the title he first won in 2005 when he defeated Andre Agassi in the final.
Fabio Fognini (left) and Rafael Nadal after the match
Eric Bolt, Reuters
|Montreal Men's Tournament (hard surface, $ 6,338,885):|
|Nadal (Sp. 1) – Foggini (7-It.) 2: 6, 6: 1, 6: 2|
|Monfils (16-Fr.) – Bautista (10-Sp.) 6: 4, 3: 6, 7: 6 (7: 2).|
|Toronto Women's Tournament (Hard Finals, $ 2,830,000 Grant):|
|Andreescu (CAN) – Kenin (USA) 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 5)|
|Krezhikova, Sinyakova (1-CR) – Azarenko, Barty (6-White / Australia) 3: 6, 6: 3, 10: 4.|