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British duo upset in Montreal

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Daniel Evans and qualifier Jack Draper defeated seeded opponents in Round 16 of the National Bank Open in Montreal on Thursday.

Evans beat 10th seed Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5 while Draper beat 17th seed Gaël Monfils (France) in the first set. We were down 6-2 and leading 0. -2 in the second when Monfils retired with a leg injury.

"He knows what it feels like to train an ankle," said Draper. "I did one last year and rebounded. I hope Gael is okay. I wish him all the best for the rest of the season. I think it's good for me to reach the quarterfinals, but that's never going to happen."

But it wasn't all good news for the Brits: No. 9 seed Cameron Knollie beat No. 6 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. Canada), 6-3, 6-4.Norry did not record an ace, but Auger-Aliassime had 15.

Auger-Aliassime from Montreal is a home fan.

"The people of Montreal are really proud people. We are a small community in the world. Especially in professional sports, we support each other." said Auger-Aliassime. "People are so proud when they see athletes from Quebec achieve big things. I'm proud to be in that position." , Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta defeated No. 7 seed Yannick Sinner of Italy in a 6-2, 6-4 upset. USA's Tommy Paul delivered the lone upset of the day, beating No. 13 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-2 in straight sets. Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who beat No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev (Russia) on Wednesday, beat compatriot Alex De Minaur with his 6-2, 6-3 win.

In other action, No. 4-seeded Norway's Casper Rudd and Poland's No. 8-seed Hubert Hurkatz in his victory over their Spanish opponents. Rudd beat No. 14 seed Roberto Bautista as he beat Agut his 6-7(4)7-6(4)6-4, while Furkachu also overcame a first set loss and Albert Ramos he beat Vinolas. was defeated 6-7 (6). ), 6-2, 7-6(3).

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