Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rogers Cup - Day 3 round up

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Canada's Jesse Levine at the Rogers Cup (Reuters)Following Andy Murrays winning return from Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal was also eager to get back to winning ways after his shock Wimbledon exit. Against Canadian Jesse Levine, Nadal seemed to of banished Wimbledon from his memory with a easy 62 60 win over the Canadian wild card. Up next for Nadal is Janowicz from Poland who also beat another Canadian wildcard but it required much more effort than Nadal did. The pole won 67 63 64. Milos Raonic also enjoyed a good 64 64 win over Russia's Youzhny. The biggest shock in the mens draw yet was a suprised defeat for third seed David Ferrer who lost in straight sets to Russias Bogomolov Jr. 26 46. Meanwhile Tommy Haas had to pull out of his match while trailing 05 to Aussie Marinko Matosevic due to a should injury.

Serena Williams in Rogers Cup action
Meanwhile over in the women's tournament it was a winning return since Wimbledon for both Sarena Williams and Marion Bartoli. Williams eased to a 63 62 win over Schiavone. Quoting BBC sport Williams said "I made a few errors, but it's my first match on hard in a really long time". Meanwhile Bartoli easily defeated qualifier Laura Davis 60 63. There was also wins for Errani, Li Na, Kvitova and Stosur. On the other hand it wasn't such a good day for Caroline Wozniacki who was defeated in three close sets by Cirstea from Romania. For former world number one lost 75 67 46. 11th seed Kirilenko also lost 57 57 to Alize Cornet from France.

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