October 2, 2022

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU EVER NEEDED

Another busy day for Hubert Hurkacz, who found himself in the singles semifinal Saturday afternoon, and the doubles semifinal late at night – or, more accurately, early this morning.

And in Cincinnati, things are already getting under way. And Andy Murray, who got a wild card into the qualifying and was prepared to play on Saturday, was next into the main draw and ended up getting in at the last minute.

Patriotically, it was countryman Jack Draper who inadvertently did him a favour by losing Friday night, and therefore no longer being eligible for the special exempt spot.

Players like Lorenzo Sonego and Jaume Munar and No. 1 qualifying seed Lorenzo Musetti, who weren’t in Montreal, are starting their summer hard-court swings.

To wit, Fabio Fognini was the No. 2 seed in Montreal; he’s the No. 9 seed in Cincinnati.

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Omnium Banque Nationale
Location: Montreal, Canada
Category: ATP Masters 1000 (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 8 – 14, 2022
Prize money: $6,573,785
Draws: S56 – D28

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
Final results

Singles, semifinals

[8] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def [4] Casper Ruud (NOR) 57 63 62
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
def. Daniel Evans (GBR) 75 67 (7) 62

Doubles, semifinals

[3] Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Neal Skupski (GBR) def Kevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies (GER) 36 62 [10-8]
Daniel Evans  (GBR) / John Peers (AUS) def Hubert Hurkacz / Jan Zielinski (POL) 75 46 [10-4]

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Western & Southern Open
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Category: ATP Masters 1000 (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 15 – 21, 2022
Prize money: $$6,971,275
Draws: S56 – D28

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Chun-Hsin Tseng (TPE) def [4] Pedro Martinez  (ESP) 75 46 61
Steve Johnson (USA) def [13] Adrian Mannarino (FRA)  

[1] Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) def. Daniel Altmaier (GER) 67 (5) 64 63
[3] Ilya Ivashka def. [WC] Jack Sock (USA) 62 63
[5] Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) def John Millman (AUS) 75 62
[6] Jaume Munar (ESP) def. Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 64 67 (3) 61
[7] Marcos Giron USA) def Denis Kudla (USA) 63 62
[9] Fabio Fognini (ITA) def. Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) 57 64 76 (3)
[10] David Goffin (BEL) def Hugo Gaston (FRA) 61 60 
[11] Thiago Monteiro (BRA) def [WC] Emilio Nava (USA) 63 60
[12] Dusan Lajovic (SRB) def. [WC] Stefan Kozlov (USA) 63 75
[14] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) def. Benoit Paire (FRA) 76 (2) 31 retd

[8] Joao Sousa (POR) [ALT] Bradley Klahn (USA) def Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 75 76 (3)
[2/WC] Andy Murray (GBR) [ALT] Henri Laaksonen (SUI) def. Taro Daniel (JPN) 64 75