Nick Kyrgios proved he’s nonetheless one of many world’s elite gamers by taking the title final week on the Citi Open. He now seems to point out that he can again up huge outcomes when he headlines Tuesday’s night time session in opposition to Kyle Edmund on the Coupe Rogers in Montreal.
“I’ve had individuals behind me, backing me, they usually by no means misplaced religion in me even after I misplaced religion in myself,” stated Kyrgios after profitable the title in Washington, D.C. “It’s nice to get the win, however I’ve proved to myself and the individuals backing me that I can nonetheless produce on the highest degree.”
The Aussie scored back-to-back High 10 wins final week over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev to clinch his sixth ATP Tour crown. Nonetheless, Kyrgios has struggled with consistency this yr. His excellent run to the title this March in Acapulco, which included wins over Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev, was adopted by a 5-7 file heading into the North American hard-court swing.
However Kyrgios is taking a day-by-day method to his latest success. He’ll must deliver his greatest in opposition to Edmund, who he leads 1-Zero of their FedEx ATP Head2Head collection. The 24-year-old Brit has proven improved type in latest weeks, reaching the semi-finals on grass in Eastbourne and recording a quarter-final end in Washington, D.C.
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Third-seeded German and 2017 champion Alexander Zverev returns to the positioning of his first hard-court ATP Masters 1000 title when he faces Brit Cameron Norrie. Zverev defeated Norrie of their lone FedEx ATP Head2Head assembly this yr in Acapulco.
Though Zverev’s type hasn’t been as robust as his earlier two seasons, he prevailed this yr in Geneva (d. Jarry) and is at present in ninth place within the ATP Race to London. The 22-year-old is optimistic that the optimistic reminiscences he has of Montreal will rekindle his greatest tennis.
“It helps going again to locations the place you recognize you’ve got performed properly, the place you’ve got received the event and you are feeling comfy,” stated Zverev. “I hope this would be the case. I hope this place will assist me on courtroom and we’ll see the way it goes.”
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All eyes shall be on Montreal native Felix Auger-Aliassime when he takes on Vasek Pospisil in an all-Canadian conflict. The #NextGenATP star leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head collection with Pospisil 2-0, together with a win final month at Wimbledon.
Auger-Aliassime has jumped greater than 100 spots within the ATP Rankings since enjoying right here final yr and reached his first three ATP Tour finals this season in Rio de Janeiro, Lyon and Stuttgart. Pospisil missed the primary half of this yr after present process again surgical procedure in January.
“I’d be mendacity if I stated that I’m occurring the courtroom and it simply looks like every other event,” stated Auger-Aliiassime. “It feels particular. Hopefully I can use that power and that assist in a great way.”
Different notable matches on Tuesday embody No. 11 seed Borna Coric of Croatia taking over German Peter Gojowczyk, No. 12 seed John Isner of the USA battling Aussie Jordan Thompson and No. 14 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia squaring off with American qualifier Bradley Klahn. Andy Murray additionally hits the doubles courtroom with Feliciano Lopez as they face second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.
ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, 6 August 2019
Courtroom Centrale begin 12:00 midday
 Marin Cilic vs [Q] Bradley Klahn
NB 2:00 pm
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs [WC] Vasek Pospisil
NB 6:30 pm
Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund
 Alexander Zverev vs Cameron Norrie
Banque Nationale begin 12:00 midday
 Jordan Thompson vs John Isner
 David Goffin vs Guido Pella
 Borna Coric vs Peter Gojowczyk
NB 6:30 pm
 Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Jan-Lennard Struff
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