The National Bank Open Presented By Rogers singles draw was released on Friday, with a potential second-round showdown between World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios among the surprises.
Kyrgios holds a 2-1 edge in the pair’s ATP Head2Head, though Medvedev was victorious in their Australian Open meeting earlier this year. The Aussie will need to get past Sebastian Baez to set up a rematch, with Medvedev earning a bye as the Montreal top seed. Eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz is a potential quarter-final opponent for either man, while Casper Ruud and Felix Auger-Aliassime headline the second quarter.
Carlos Alcaraz, seeking his third ATP Masters 1000 title, occupies the draw’s bottom line as the second seed. He could meet fifth seed Andrey Rublev for the first time in the quarter-finals. In the draw’s third quarter, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner are in line for a sixth ATP Head2Head meeting, should the seeds hold.
The draw also served up a number of first-round highlights, including Taylor Fritz vs. Andy Murray, Gael Monfils vs. Reilly Opelka, Marin Cilic vs. Borna Coric, Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Matteo Berrettini.
More to come…
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