Bad news in the men’s box Masters 1,000 of Canada as far as Spanish participation is concerned. Albert Ramos said goodbye to Toronto at the first exchange when he fell in his premiere against Marin Cilic, a highly contested duel that lasted until 2 hours and 15 minutes and in which the Croatian ended up winning: 6-2, 4-6 and 6-3.
The ‘gunner’ Cilic, champion of the US Open in 2014, showed a high level with the service, an aspect that was essential on his way to victory with his 13 aces and 74% of points won with the first serve. That led him to concede only two breaks in the entire match, which corresponded to the second set with the best minutes on the court for Ramos. In the final sleeve, a break was enough for the Croatian to seal his pass to a second round of the tournament where he will face the sixth seed, the Norwegian Casper Ruud (exempt from playing the first round).
Rest of the day
In the rest of the games played this Monday, Ugo Humbert prolonged the good form exhibited at the Tokyo Games (reached the quarterfinals) by eliminate Italian Lorenzo Sonego (25th ATP) in two sets: 6-3 and 6-4.