Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov ousted in Toronto

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TORONTO — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and countryman Denis Shapovalov have been ousted from the Nationwide Financial institution Open of their native Canada on Wednesday.

Auger-Aliassime misplaced his first match, falling 7-5, 6-4 to Dusan Lajovic. Shapovalov dropped a 6-1, 6-4 resolution to American Frances Tiafoe.

Auger-Aliassime, who’s from Montreal, was the ninth seed within the match and had a bye into the second spherical. He was coming off an opening-round loss on the Tokyo Olympics.

“I simply performed loads of tennis, despite the fact that I did not win loads of matches on the Olympics or the final week,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned. “There’s loads of touring, loads of practices, loads of balls hit and possibly that is taken a little bit of a toll on me, too. I do not know.”

Shapovalov got here into the match because the No. 5 seed with a bye by way of the primary spherical.

“Clearly it isn’t an excellent efficiency, so I am positively not too joyful,” Shapovalov mentioned after his second spherical loss.

“[Tiafoe] has loads of matches beneath his belt beneath these situations and he was the higher participant immediately. It was apparent,” mentioned Shapovalov, the world No. 10. “I simply did not really feel snug ever within the match and you may see he was snug. … It is at all times powerful to go up towards guys like this.”

Tiafoe is ready to face both France’s Gael Monfils, the match’s No. 11 seed, or John Millman of Australia within the third spherical on Thursday.

Within the girls’s occasion in Montreal, Canadian wild card Rebecca Marino continued her run by beating Paula Badosa 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The 30-year-old Marino upset No. 16 seed Madison Keys within the first spherical.

Marino had a career-high rating of No. 39 in 2011, however stepped away from the game for practically 5 years to battle despair. She’s at the moment ranked 220th.

“Any time you possibly can beat a woman who’s within the prime 100, prime 50, it is one thing to be ok with, notably as I am constructing my rating again up,” Marino mentioned of beating Badosa, who’s ranked thirty first.

Marino will face Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus within the spherical of 16 on Thursday.

Sabalenka, the match’s No. 1 seed, edged American wild card Sloane Stephens 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday.

Canadian Bianca Andreescu may also be again in motion Thursday, going through both No. 13 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia or Russia’s Daria Kasatkina within the spherical of 16.

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