Reilly Opelka rallies past Kyrgios
A ruling from the chair rattled Nick Kyrgios on Monday, sparking the Australian's 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 first-round loss to Reilly Opelka at the ATP Toronto Masters.
TORONTO: A ruling from the chair rattled Nick Kyrgios on Monday, sparking the Australian's 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 first-round loss to Reilly Opelka at the ATP Toronto Masters.
Kyrgios came undone after he protested that his American opponent illegally touched the net with his foot late in the second set. When the umpire failed to act on his complaint the number 80 lost concentration.
Fabio Fognini needed all of his skills to survive into the second round as the Italian showman beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-7 (2/7), 6-2, 6-4.
Canada lost two of it's four entrants on opening day, with Brayden Schnur losing to Lloyd Harris 6-3, 6-3 while Vasek Pospisil went out to American Tommy Paul 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-3 after saving three match points.
Australians John Millman and James Duckworth also advanced. Duckworth's opponent Taylor Fritz, beaten 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, needed to have his blood pressure and heart rate checked mid-match. Olympic medallist Marin Cilic booked a second-round spot against sixth seed Casper Ruud with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Halle winner Ugo Humbert of France defeated Italy's Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-4. Agencies