Djokovic beats Polansky, Del Potro withdraws from Rogers Cup


"I thought I served well in the moments when I really needed it... I'll take it as a good experience and look forward to the next event".

"Overall, my game was so-and-so".

"I'm very happy that I have won my first match, but for me it's just another step towards where I want to go, where I want to be as a player".

American Frances Tiafoe beat Raonic 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-1 in a match hit by a weather interruption of more than two and a half hours.

Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Thursday afternoon in third-round play at the Rogers Cup.

Standing in the way of Nadal is Wawrinka after the three-time major champion outlasted Marton Fucsovics 1-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (12-10).

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, the victor last week in Washington, beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4, and fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa edged Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0).

Russian Karen Khachanov reached the second round at the expense of Serb Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-2, while American Sam Querrey beat Adrian Mannarino of France 6-2, 7-5.

He next faces Wimbledon runner-up and fourth seed Kevin Anderson who defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 to also make the last-eight.

Third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina pulled out of the tournament prior to his second-round clash with The Netherlands' Robin Haase, citing a left wrist injury.

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.

Polansky said of Djokovic, "He raises his level on the big moments".

"I just played sort of the wrong way", Raonic said.

Nadal was made to work harder in the second where the players exchanged breaks over six consecutive games before the world number one finally held in the ninth to seal the match when Paire sent a service return wide.

"I feel today was a little bit quicker, the things".

Pavlyuchenkova is leading 4-3 with the match due to resume tomorrow. Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, and No. 13 Venus Williams never started their second-round matches.

Third-seeded American Sloane Stephens, meanwhile, progressed through to the third round with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Canada's Françoise Abanda. I only got one free point on a 30-all or deuce.

"I knew it was going to be a tough match".

Sharapova next faces another Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who is ranked sixth in the world. Sharapova is 4-1 in previous meetings, but Garcia won their last one this year in Stuttgart. Garcia came from behind to defeat Magdalena Rybarikova in three sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday.