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Aug 7, 2014

Raonic keeps Canadian party alive with nervy win

TORONTO (Reuters) – It was last call at Canada’s biggest tennis party on Wednesday until Milos Raonic delivered a nail-biting 4-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) second round win over American Jack Sock to keep home hopes alive at the Rogers Cup.

After two party-pooping days in Toronto and Montreal, where a WTA Tour event is being staged simultaneously, Raonic is the last Canadian standing in the two tournaments that had been hyped as a turning point for the sport in the Great White North.

Aug 7, 2014

Tennis-Raonic keeps Canadian party alive with nervy win

TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – It was last call at Canada’s biggest tennis party on Wednesday until Milos Raonic delivered a nail-biting 4-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) second round win over American Jack Sock to keep home hopes alive at the Rogers Cup.

After two party-pooping days in Toronto and Montreal, where a WTA Tour event is being staged simultaneously, Raonic is the last Canadian standing in the two tournaments that had been hyped as a turning point for the sport in the Great White North.

Aug 6, 2014

Honeymoon over as Djokovic works for win

TORONTO (Reuters) – Gael Monfils let Novak Djokovic know his honeymoon was over and it was time to get back to work by forcing the world number one to battle for a 6-2 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) second round win at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

Playing his first match as a married man, Djokovic, a three-time winner in Canada, needed two hours, 41 minutes and a third set tie-break to subdue the Frenchman and extend his perfect record over the feisty Monfils to 10-0.

Aug 6, 2014

Tennis-Honeymoon over as Djokovic works for win

TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Gael Monfils let Novak Djokovic know his honeymoon was over and it was time to get back to work by forcing the world number one to battle for a 6-2 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) second round win at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

Playing his first match as a married man, Djokovic, a three-time winner in Canada, needed two hours, 41 minutes and a third set tie-break to subdue the Frenchman and extend his perfect record over the feisty Monfils to 10-0.

Aug 6, 2014

Murray pain free and ready to rumble

TORONTO (Reuters) – Andy Murray got his North American hard court season off to a solid start with 6-2 6-2 second-round win over Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday as the Briton targeted his first final in more than a year.

In his first action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon, Murray looked confident and sharp, disposing of his 19-year-old opponent in 54 minutes on a sunny center court under the watchful eye of new coach Amelie Mauresmo.

Aug 6, 2014

Tennis-Murray pain free and ready to rumble

TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Andy Murray got his North American hard court season off to a solid start with 6-2 6-2 second-round win over Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday as the Briton targeted his first final in more than a year.

In his first action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon, Murray looked confident and sharp, disposing of his 19-year-old opponent in 54 minutes on a sunny centre court under the watchful eye of new coach Amelie Mauresmo.

Aug 6, 2014

Federer has easy start to hard court campaign

TORONTO (Reuters) – Roger Federer launched his North American hard court campaign and bid for an 80th career title in impressive style blowing past Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0 on Tuesday and into the third round of the Rogers Cup.

Seeing his first action since an epic five set loss to world number one Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Federer lacked sharpness at times but still barely worked up a good sweat on a balmy summer evening needing just 52 minutes to dispose of the Canadian wild card.

Aug 6, 2014

Tennis-Federer has easy start to hard court campaign

TORONTO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Roger Federer launched his North American hard court campaign and bid for an 80th career title in impressive style blowing past Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0 on Tuesday and into the third round of the Rogers Cup.

Seeing his first action since an epic five set loss to world number one Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Federer lacked sharpness at times but still barely worked up a good sweat on a balmy summer evening needing just 52 minutes to dispose of the Canadian wild card.

Aug 5, 2014

From grass to hard court Kyrgios makes winning debut

TORONTO (Reuters) – Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios claimed another career first with an opening round decision over Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with twice grand slam winner Andy Murray.

The 7-6 (3) 7-5 victory made Kyrgios a winner in his ATP World Tour Masters debut but what the 19-year-old lacks in experience he more than makes up for in confidence, announcing himself ready to take on Murray, the eighth seed and a two-time champion on the Canadian hard courts.

Aug 5, 2014

Tennis-From grass to hard court Kyrgios makes winning debut

TORONTO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios claimed another career first with an opening round decision over Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with twice grand slam winner Andy Murray.

The 7-6 (3) 7-5 victory made Kyrgios a winner in his ATP World Tour Masters debut but what the 19-year-old lacks in experience he more than makes up for in confidence, announcing himself ready to take on Murray, the eighth seed and a two-time champion on the Canadian hard courts.