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Emil Rusvuori beats Stan Wawrinka in Montreal opener

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Finland's Emil Rusvuori was three years old when Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka turned pro. Now, Ruth Buori has his three-time Grand Slam head-to-head victories with his champion.

Ruth Vuori won his 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Wawrinka in the first round of the National Bank his Open in Montreal on Monday.

"I grew up watching Stan and have a lot of respect for this guy," said 23-year-old Ruth Vuori. this level. This match was really fun and a dream come true.”

Rusvuori got his only serve break in the third set and he led 4-2. Wawrinka, 37, had his points broken in the final game, but Ruth Vuori won his three points in the final.

Ruusuvori's next matchup will be his first in two weeks against Polish No. 8 seed Hubert Hurkacz. Last week in Washington, Ruth Vuori lost to Sweden's Mikael Rymer in the third round after his 6-4 7-6 (3) win over Furukatsu in the second round.

Ruusuvuori said of his Hurkacz: I'm sure he's going to study hard. He's a top 10 player and I need to do everything I can to beat him.

Hurkacz, like the rest of the top 8 seeds in his field in Montreal, is a top 8 seed in the first round. I suffered a loss. The seed list is topped by Russia's Daniil Medvedev, Spain's Carlos Alcaraz, Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas and Norway's Casper Ruud.

Ruud's second-round opponent was Slovakia's Alex his Molcan, and in his debut match in Montreal USA's Mackenzie his McDonald's to his 7-6 (1 ) won 6-4. tournament.

Russia's Karen Khachanov defeated Argentina's Francisco Cerundro 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-3 while USA's Jenson Brooksby beat Kazakhstan's Alexander He beat Bublik 6-2. We beat them 6-3.

The two seeded players will play the opening game on Monday night. No. 14 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain was scheduled to face Marcos Giron of the United States, while No. 12 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina was poised to face Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

– Field Level Media