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Ruud rallies past Bautista Agut in Montreal

Casper Ruud edged out Roberto Bautista Agut 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Thursday evening and will face the winner of the match between No 9 seed Cameron Norrie and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 6 seed, in the next round

Casper Ruud, Toronto 2022 Casper Ruud smacks a forehand at Montreal against Roberto Bautista Agut || Imago / Panoramic

Norwegian Casper Ruud, the No 4 seed, edged out Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 14 seed, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 to move into the last eight of the Montreal Masters at Stade IGA on Thursday evening.

Ruud, ranked No 7, will play the winner of the match between No 9 seed Cameron Norrie and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 6 seed, next.

The Norwegian defeated Slovak Alex Molcan (7-6 (3), 6-3) in the previous round of the Coupe Rogers.

In the previous rounds of the Coupe Rogers, Bautista Agut, ranked No 18, won against American qualifier Marcos Giron (7-6 (5), 6-3) and American Jenson Brooksby (7-5, 6-1).

Montreal Masters 1000, other last 16 results (Stade IGA, hard, USD 6.573.785, most recent results first):

  • Jannik Sinner vs. Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Gael Monfils vs. Jack Draper
  • Marin Čilić vs. Tommy Paul
  • Daniel Evans vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Cameron Norrie vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Hubert Hurkacz: thursday
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