Monday Recap: Fernandez Earns US Open Final Prep – Tennis Canada

The jewel of summer hard court swing is in sight. With only a week left before taking on the best land in the world in New York.

But there are still matches on the schedule this week. Including Canadians preparing for another big run in the Big Apple.

If the last two weeks of the 1000 level event are any indication. Anything Can Happen at the US Open, Here’s What You Need to Know

In case you missed it: Auger-Aliassime slips.

A week after the home match Canadian content for the Masters/WTA 1000 in Cincinnati is limited, with only Felix Auger-Aliassime and Gabriela Dabrowski in the main draw.

Auger-Aliassime Can score his first win since May with an impressive comeback over Matteo Berrettini, but Adrian Mannarino bounces in the second round.

Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe upset last week’s Montreal champions Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara in the first round, but lost in the second round to Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi.

Leylah Annie Fernandez and Rebecca Marino both lost in qualifying.

While Cincinnati overall performed very poorly for most of the high seeds. But it ended in a draw both times.

On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic beat Carlos Alcaraz in a nearly four-hour final in a match where both men took the lead by breaking the set they needed to win. (Alcaraz leads in set one and rests in set two.) Djokovic served for the match in the third set) and both picked up championship points before the Serbs took over the third set tiebreak.

Read the full match report on the National Bank Open website.

Coco Gauff won the biggest title of her career so far. She backed up her semi-final victory over world No. 1 Iga Swiatek with a win over Karolina Muchova to claim her first WTA 1000 title.

Read the full match report on the National Bank Open website.

*(Annual position/career position)

What to Watch: Fernandez, Dabrowski in the Land

Leylah Annie Fernandez and Gabriela Dabrowski are the only Canadians looking to play a few more matches at the WTA 250 Tennis in the Land in Cleveland, Ohio, ahead of next week’s final major.

The two Canadians are already apart after winning their opening match.

Fernandez cruised past Linda Noskova 6-0, 6-2 in the first round and will face Clara Thauson, who beat her at Roland-Garros. If she qualified for the quarterfinals Canada are in the same group as fifth seed Annahelina Kalinina and bottom half of the draw, with Caroline Garcia at the top.

Dabrowski and his partner Erin Routliffe won round one. and will face top-ranked duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the second round.

No Canadian man competed in the big ATP 250 event in Winston-Salem. It is the only event on the table that, despite being the lowest on the ATP Tour, is tied for 64. Borna Coric leads the pack.

The US Open qualifying tournament gets underway this week. With 5 Canadians wanting to punch a ticket into the main draw in New York.

Gabriel Diallo, who just won his first ATP Tour win in Toronto, and Alexis Galarneau, who just won his first ATP Challenger, are both looking for their first chance at a main event. They will be joined in qualifying by fellow Davis Cup team Vasek Pospisil.

Katherine Sebov is looking to enter her second Grand Slam draw. She qualified for her first major earlier this year at the Australian Open. She was joined in the qualifying round by Eugenie Bouchard.

Under the radar: Diallo scores at home

A week after winning his first match on the ATP Tour, Gabriel Diallo had another career ahead. He won his first professional title at the ATP Challenger Event in Winnipeg.

The host country is recognized as the local champion. While Diallo and Swiss partner Leandro Riedi faced Canadian duo Taha Badi and Juan Carlos Aguilar in the final, Diallo and Riedi won in straight sets. throughout

Photo : David Mahussier

Brit Ryan Peniston won the singles title, defeating Riedi in the final in three sets.

In addition to the pro tours There are also national junior and masters competitions this week in Canada.

The Fischer Outdoor Junior Nationals under-12 and under-16 are coming to an end midway through this week. with the under-14s starting on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the 30+ Masters Championships begin on Sunday.

You can follow the weekly Canadian action here.

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