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Nick Kyrgios Upsets No. 1 Seed Daniil Medvedev in Montreal

Australian Nick Kyrgios stormed back from the first-set defeat to upset No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia, winning 67 (2), 64, 62 on Wednesday in the Round of 32 of the National Bank Open in Montreal.

Each one of the top three seeds bowed out during Wednesdays action, without. 2 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain losing to American Tommy Paul and Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas dropping his late-night match to British qualifier Jack Draper.

Kyrgios has been on a roll lately, winning 14 of his past 15 matches and claiming the title the other day at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. He improved to 31 against Medvedev in ATP action.

I had an extremely clean objective of how I would play, plenty of serve-and-volley, plenty of aggressive play from the trunk, Kyrgios said. I executed much better than he did, thats all it boils down to. He won the initial set and Personally i think like I had opportunities there aswell, so hopefully I could just keep this rolling.

Medvedev won just 38 percent of net points in comparison to Kyrgios, who won 67 percent.

He was great. He was playing good, Medvedev said of Kyrgios. He beat me fairly, if we are able to say (it) such as this.

Paul also overcame a loss in the initial set to topple Alcaraz 67 (4), 76 (7), 63. And Draper held on through two close sets to get rid of Tsitsipas 75, 76 (4), despite Tsitsipas serving eight aces and saving six of nine break points.

Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev also lost to Great Britains Daniel Evans 64, 64. Only fourth-seeded Norwegian Casper Rudd were able to survive out from the top five seeds, as he defeated Slovakian Alex Molcan 76 (3), 63.

Canadian fans surely got to see countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime, the sixth seed, beat Japans Yoshihito Nishioka 76 (6), 64 in a primetime match. No. 7 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy earned a 26, 64, 62 make an impression on French qualifier Adrian Mannarino and ninth-seeded Cameron Norrie of THE UK swept holland Botic van de Zandschulp 61, 62.

In another couple of upsets, Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas cruised past 12th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 64, 62, and Alex de Minaur drew inspiration from countryman Kyrgios to best 15th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 76 (4), 75.

No. 10 seed Taylor Fritz won an all-American matchup by edging Frances Tiafoe 57, 61, 64, while Croatian Marin Cilic, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and Frances Gael Monfils the 13th, 14th and 17th seeds, respectivelyall won their respective matches.

In the only real contest of your day that didn’t feature a minumum of one seeded competitor, Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta beat Holger Rune of Denmark 60, 63.

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