Masters 1000 de Toronto : désillusion pour Pouille dès le premier tour

11 Août, 2018, 07:56 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Félix Auger Aliassime tout-sourire derrière des micros en conférence de presse

Respectivement 587e et 398e au monde en double, Auger-Aliassime et Shapovalov ont rapidement pris les devants 2-0 dans la première manche, mais leurs adversaires expérimentés ont ensuite pris les choses en main.

Le favori local a prévalu en 81 minutes, grâce notamment à neuf as et quatre bris.

Il aura rendez-vous avec Robin Haase au troisième tour.

Raonic a baissé pavillon au deuxième tour pour une deuxième édition consécutive, alors que l'Américain Frances Tiafoe a eu le meilleur 7-6, 4-6 et 6-1.

"J'ai simplement mal joué, a admis Raonic".

Shapovalov n'a eu besoin que de 26 minutes pour remporter la première manche.

Un rugbyman du Stade Aurillacois décède en plein match face à Rodez
Il est évidemment trop tôt pour établir un lien entre le choc survenu sur le terrain et le décès brutal du joueur de 21 ans. Louis Fajfrowski, jeune espoir d'Aurillac est décédé après avoir fait un malaise, ce vendredi.

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Raonic ne peut continuer sa route malgré ses 20 as. Dépassé dans tous les compartiments du jeu, le Français a rendu les armes après deux sets secs (6-4, 6-3) et 1h15 de jeu.

Du côté du double, le duo canadien composé de Daniel Nestor et Vasek Pospisil a subi l'élimination dès le premier tour à la suite d'un revers de 6-7 (6), 6-2 et 10-6 au super bris d'égalité contre les Espagnols Feliciano et Marc Lopez. Il aura disputé 30 Coupes Rogers depuis qu'il a reçu une invitation pour le tournoi à l'âge de 16 ans, en 1989.

Plus tôt mercredi, l'Argentin Juan Martin del Potro s'est retiré du tournoi en raison d'une blessure au poignet gauche.

Au prochain tour, Medvedev, qui a dû passer par les qualifications pour atteindre le tableau principal, croisera le fer avec l'Allemand et deuxième tête de série Alexander Zverev.

Del Potro a aussi précisé, dans son message original en espagnol, qu'il reprendrait ses activités au Masters de Cincinnati, qui se déroulera du 11 au 19 août.



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