• Both Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiatek lost their Round 32/Round 16 matches.


After Medvedev’s triumph at Los Cabos a two weeks ago, he continued his quest for more accolades at the ATP masters event in Montreal. His run came to an end on his first match after losing to in-form Australian Nick Kyrgios, who also won a trophy two weeks at Washington.

Medvedev started his quest to defend his Masters 1000 event he won last year at Canada. This year, he faced Nick Kyrgios in the Round of 32. It was deemed by many to be the match of the tournament, because of their recent forms.

Medvedev started the match well, winning 7-6(1) on Tie Break in the first set, serving 4 aces without a double fault, and facing just 2 break points. However, after winning the first set, the Russian couldn’t keep up with the intensity. He lost the second and third set respectively 4-6, 2-6. In all 3 set Kyrgios only faced a break points twice.

With a victory over The World NO.1, Kyrgios now moves up Top30 of the ATP ranking after a long time out of Top30, now ranked 28 in the world. He will eventually be seeded at the forthcoming US open later this month. Medvedev retains his NO.1 spot even after dropping 1000 points.


After Garcia handed Swiatek just her second loss since February, a week before Toronto1000. The world No.1 has fallen to another loss by losing in 3 sets to Brazilian Haddad Maia 4-6, 6-3, 5-7. The Upset saw Haddad become just the first Brazilian to reach the Quarter-Final of a WTA 1000 events. Haddad also went as far as the final of the event but fell to Simona Halep. Iga Swiatek found herself in trouble after she got broken early in the first set of the match. That was just her second serve of the first set. She eventually lost the set 6-4 after Haddad held unto her serves, and didn’t face a break point in that set.

The World NO.1 fought back in the second set looking more comfortable, and in control of the game to win 6-3. Although the second set victory wasn’t enough to escape a shocking loss, as both players were broken twice in the 3rd set. Haddad showed more tenacity and resilience to see out that match. She broke Iga before serving for the match in style. Iga was looking to return to winning ways after he sublime 2022 form came to an end in July by losing to Alize Cornet at the Wimbledon and then to Garcia in Poland. The victory over Iga now sees Haddad become World NO. 16.