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De Minaur advances to last 16, setting clash with compatriot Kyrgios in Montreal

Alex De Minaur defeated Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 7-5 on Wednesday evening and will face Australian Nick Kyrgios in the next round

De Minaur 2022 Montreal Alex De Minaur (AUS) shows pride after winning his match against Denis Shapovalov (CAN) || AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Australian Alex De Minaur moved into the last 16 of the Montreal Masters by beating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the No 15 seed, 7-6 (4), 7-5 at Stade IGA on Wednesday evening.

De Minaur, ranked No 21, will play Australian Nick Kyrgios next. The pair are great friends and Davis Cup teammates, and have never competed against each other on the ATP Tour.

In the previous round of the Coupe Rogers, the Australian won against Canadian Denis Shapovalov (7-5, 7-6 (4)).

Dimitrov, ranked No 19, defeated Canadian wildcard Alexis Galarneau (6-4, 7-5) in the first round of the Coupe Rogers.

Montreal Masters 1000, other second-round matches (Stade IGA, hard, USD 6.573.785, most recent results first):

  • Jack Draper vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Daniel Evans
  • Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Cameron Norrie vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Diego Schwartzman vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Frances Tiafoe vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Gael Monfils vs. Maxime Cressy: wednesday
  • Marin Čilić (13) beat Karen Khachanov: 6-3, 6-2
  • Nick Kyrgios beat Daniil Medvedev (1): 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (7) beat Adrian Mannarino (Q): 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Pablo Carreno Busta beat Holger Rune: 6-0, 6-3
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (14) beat Jenson Brooksby: 7-5, 6-1
  • Tommy Paul beat Carlos Alcaraz (2): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 6-3
  • Casper Ruud (4) beat Alex Molcan: 7-6 (3), 6-3
  • Hubert Hurkacz (8) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2
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