Nadal advances to third round in Rogers Cup

Rafael Nadal 'I could have won Wimbledon but Novak Djokovic deserved it'

It was the best win of my career'.

The opening match - a 6-3, 6-4 win for four-time champion Novak Djokovic over Canada's Peter Polansky - was delayed by approximately one hour.

This was after the Spaniard was made to wait before his second-round match due to several rain delays. "I think I did a good job of that today", Sharapova said.

"It's true that we had a clinker", he told Tennis World, "but time has gone since when we lift the spirits". Overall, my game was so-and-so.

The Serb, competing in singles for the first time since his Wimbledon triumph last month, was never in real danger during the first-round clash, but he still needed some time to figure out Basic before wrapping up the match in 90 minutes.

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a match against Djokovic, knocking off seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

During one exchange, at 4-2 in the first set, Paire could only throw his racquet as he watched Nadal's volley float past him.The 32-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 champion was playing for the first time since he fell in the Wimbledon semi-finals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

The Spanish world No.1 will face the victor of the match between Marton Fucsovics and Nick Kyrgios' first-round conqueror Stan Wawrinka.

Unseeded Canadian and former world number three Raonic was no match for Frances Tiafoe in a 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-1 loss.

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Teenaged prodigy Shapovalov eliminated Italian 14th seed Fabio Fognini victor last weekend in Los Cabos, 6-3, 7-5. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain was scheduled to face Benoit Paire of France at night.

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3); Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4; and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

Earlier Wednesday, tournament officials announced Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro had withdrawn from the Rogers Cup with a left wrist injury.

In another first-round upset, Robin Haase of the Netherlands downed Japan's Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-1.

"I really want to do well", Djokovic said.

The inclement weather also forced Shapovalov to wait, but the Canadian had no issues dispatching Chardy 6-1 6-4. They played their first three career matches as teenagers, including a fiery affair on the outer courts at the 2004 Indian Wells tournament.

Cornet, ranked 30 places below world number four Kerber, won 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the Women's Tennis Association Premier 5 tournament.

The top eight seeds had gotten a bye to the second round.

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