The Toronto ATP begins next Monday, August 9 and the different pairings that the draw has produced are already known. Daniil Medvedev and Rafa Nadal start as seeds of a tournament in which Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Thiem and Zverev will not be present.
Despite these losses, the draw is brimming with big names and very attractive matches from the first round.
Rafa Nadal will not have it easy
The Mallorcan tennis player will have a complicated frame ahead to reach the final. In the first round, he could face in the second round Harris, the South African tennis player who eliminated him from the ATP in Washington at dawn yesterday. Nick kyrgios he could face Nadal in the round of 16. The two tennis players have not seen each other since January 2020, in the round of 16 at the Australian Open. On that occasion Rafa won, although the Australian tennis player already knows what it is to beat the Spanish, he has achieved it on up to 4 occasions. In quarters, he could face Dimitrov or Bautista, and in the semifinals, the draw could bring Stefanos Tsitsipas. In the hypothetical case of reaching the final, Rafa could see their faces with Medvedev or RublevBig favorites from the other side of the picture.
Roberto Bautista, framed on the same side as Rafa, he will face off in the second round predictably against Canadian Vasek Pospisil, number 61 in the ATP ranking. Albert Ramos, will start against the Croatian Cilic.
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Medvedev will suffer in every round
The draw has not brought much luck for the other seed either, Daniil Medvedev. The Russian tennis player, only surpassed by Djokovic in the ATP ranking, Will start in the second round against Daniel Evans or Alexander Bublik. To reach a hypothetical final, you must overcome rivals such as Sinner, Basilashvili, Rublev or Shapovalov.
Alexander Davidovich it will start from this very side of the painting. The Malaga tennis player will face each other in the first round with John isner, recent ATP champion from Atlanta.