Favorites fall in droves: Tsitsipas, Thiem, Nishikori ...

Up to three top-10 players said goodbye in Cincinnati. The worst part was for Thiem, who didn't even jump on track due to physical problems.


Alvation of eliminations of the top-10 in the men's team of Masters 1.000 of Cincinnati. On the day this Wednesday fell Dominic Thiem (No. 4), Kei Nishikori (No. 5) and Stefanos Tsitsipas22 (path no.22) for the two big favorites of the tournament: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. 222222

Who did not even jump on the track in front of Gasquet was the Austrian Thiem, who caused the sickness to leave the table. 222222 He replaced the Argentine Delbonis and succumbed to the Frenchman in two tight sets. On the other hand, Nishikori was surprised by his compatriot Nishioka (7-6 and 6-4), although he had physical discomfort in the middle of the game and even had to request the attention of the physiotherapist.

Tsitsipas case was different, although with the Same outcome. The Greek paddled against the tide from the beginning of the game against Struff, since he entered an adverse set: 6-4. With the mental strength that characterizes him (although he is showing an irregular level this course), Stefanos leveled the contest in the second set. With a maximum equality in the third quarter, the match was resolved in a dramatic dramatic tie-breaker in which Tsitsipas saved up to three match balls against to die on the shore.

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Another of the defeats played on the day was that of the German Alexander Zverev, fifth favorite to the title, which was surpassed by the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in three sets by 6-7 (4), 6-2 and 6-4. The Serbian, the revelation of the tournament, will be measured by a place in quarters before Roberto Bautista, who overcame Frances Tiafoe in three sleeves.

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Those who gave no option to surprise were the Russians Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov. Medvedev beat Benoit Paire by 7-6 (2) and 6-1 in two sleeves and will now face Germany's Jan Lennard-Struff. For his part Khachanov had to go back to Nick Kyrgios to win 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) and 6-2 in a match in which the Australian lost his nerve again. 444444 Results of the second round of Cincinnati

Karen Khachanov (RUS, 6) to Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) and 6-2

Jan-Lennard Struff (ALE) to Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 3) 6-4, 6-7 (5) and 7-6 (6)

Yoshihito Nishioka (JAP, Q) to Kei Nishikori (JAP, 4) 7-6 (2) and 6-

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Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB, Q) to Alexander Zverev ( ALE, 5) 6-7 (4), 6-2 and 6-

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Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 7) to Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6 (2) and 6-1

Roberto Bautista (ESP, 8) to Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1

David Goffin (BEL, 13) to Guido Pella (ARG) 6-1 and 7-5

Andrey Rublev (RUS, Q) to Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 16) 6-4 and 6-

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Alex de Miñaur (AUS) to Reilly Opelka (USA, WC) 7-6 (3) and 6-

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Richard Gasquet (FRA) to Federico Delbonis (ARG, LL) 7-5 and 7 -6 (1)

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) to Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-1 and 6-3

Lucas Pouille (FRA) to Denis Shapovalov 8CAN) 6-4 and 6-

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Diego Schwartzman (ARG) to Radu Albot ( MOL) 6-4 and 6-2



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