MONTREAL: Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman stored four match factors to surprise 1/3-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-four, 6-7 (7/9), 7-five on Tuesday in the 2d round of the ATP Montreal Masters.
International wide variety 36 Schwartzman seized the initiative in opposition to the seventh-ranked Austrian, who fell at the primary hurdle after playing a primary-round bye.
On the protective early, Thiem hung on to level the in shape at a hard and fast apiece on his 5th set factor of the second one-set tiebreaker.
And the 23-yr-antique seemed to have won manipulate while he powered to a five-2 lead inside the third set.
However Schwartzman wouldn’t leave, saving two fit factors on his serve at three-5, some other in the subsequent recreation and but another as he served to take the set to 5-five.
Schwartzman then broke to serve for the fit. He fell behind zero-forty, however received the ultimate 5 points of the match for his first win over a pinnacle-10 player and a berth in the third spherical.
Schwartzman’s wasn’t the handiest top notch break out of the day.
Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov stored four suit factors en course to a three-set victory over Rogerio Dutra Silva of their first-spherical come across.
The 18-12 months-old trailed four-6 inside the 2d-set tiebreaker but saved all 4 fit points he confronted to force a third set.
“I don’t recall all of them. definitely, it’s a bit little bit of a blur,” stated Shapovalov. “I do not forget considered one of them, he exceeded me. I hit a pretty tough volley. It changed into a pretty long point there. On one in every of them, I consider i was quite a long way again. I went for a backhand down the line, which become pretty true. I wasn’t keeping again. I just instructed myself, he’s were given to win it from me, I’m not going to provide it to him. I assume I did an excellent process to live difficult out there.”
Shapovalov broke Brazil’s Dutra Silva within the 7th recreation of the 1/3 and went on to shut out a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-four victory.
Bouchard falls in Toronto
Domestic guide proved no help as Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continued Tuesday with a straight-units loss to qualifier Donna Vekic on the WTA hardcourt event in Toronto.
Croatia’s Vekic powered to a 6-3, 6-4 victory, to the frustration of a partisan crowd whose vocal assist couldn’t elevate Bouchard.
The Canadian, who has just one fit win considering that a 2nd-spherical go out on the French Open, committed 32 unforced mistakes and 7 double faults.
She become broken six instances with the aid of the 21-yr-old Vekic, who is inside the foremost draw of this US Open music-up for the first time.
“I guess i’m going to ought to have a tournament in Croatia to finally have the home crowd,” stated Vekic, who booked a 2nd-round clash with German third seed Angelique Kerber — who held the sector number one ranking earlier this yr.