Wawrinka fights back to knock out Kyrgios in Toronto

Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic

Karen Khachanov upset 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 7-6 (7-3), Ilya Ivashka toppled Ryan Harrison 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-1.

The opening match - a 6-3, 6-4 win for four-time champion Novak Djokovic over Canada's Peter Polansky - was delayed by approximately one hour.

Wawrinka was back to his best having struggled this season following a second knee operation but there was no stopping Nadal, who produced some extraordinary sliced shots and forehand winners to leave the crowd in awe.

The victory in just over two hours avenged a 2015 loss to Kyrgios in Canada, when the Swiss had to retire. That contest was also remembered for Kyrgios insulting his opponent's girlfriend Donna Vekic.

He was replaced by the 27-year-old Bosnian who was outclassed early, but troubled the 4-time Canadian champ in the second, breaking him twice late, before falling. Dimitrov leads head to head meetings 6-1, but he was always forced to the third set but in 2011 Eastbourne.

German second seed Alexander Zverev, the victor last week in Washington, beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4 6-4 while fourth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson edged Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-6 6-2 7-6 (7-0).

His loss was the third in three matches for Japanese players after less than two days of play.

Top seed Rafael Nadal blew past patchy Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to begin his quest for a fourth Canadian trophy at the Toronto Masters.

The Wimbledon triumph last month was Djokovic's first Grand Slam since the 2016 French Open as he overcame Kevin Anderson in straight sets after downing Nadal in the semis, express.co.uk reads.

The first set of the clash was interrupted by rain which has plagued the Toronto tournament this week.

The decider ended in a 22-game tiebreak, with the former world No 3 taking the set 7-6 (12-10).

Nadal, who clinched his eleventh French Open title this year, further said that he has now moved on from his narrow defeat to Djokovic and is now looking forward to the upcoming matches.

The two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka eventually rolled through the final three games to get the victory in her first Montreal appearance since 2014.

MONTREAL (AP) - Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria on Tuesday.

"No matter what tournament or who you're playing against, you have to figure things out as you go".

"It's a dream of any kid out there in this world, any kid that's playing tennis, to beat these kinds of players, so I can call it the best moment of my life", a shocked Tsitsipas said in an on-court interview.

"There were frustrations at times but that means I care".

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