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Montreal Day 3 Results – Huge Shocks and Dropped Seeds

It seems that day three of the ATP event in Montreal was one to forget for plenty of high-profile players. On the other hand, it’s a day to remember for the players that managed to beat them. I have to say, some of the results that occurred yesterday certainly shocked the tennis world. And since this is a Masters 1000 event, these results now make the build-up to the 2022 US Open very interesting. If you tuned in for the games, you may have an idea of some of these shock results in Montreal.

ATP Montreal Results

But if not, don’t worry, I’m about to run through the top stories in terms of shock results right now. For that reason, you will find details of these high-profile wins and losses below. 

Day Three Upsets in Montreal – Draw Now Wide Open

Amazingly, all of the top three seeds were beaten in Montreal yesterday. Of course, this kind of thing doesn’t happen regularly, not at the round of 32 stage of an event anyway. But as things stand, we’ve said goodbye to three red hot favourites to win the tournament, all within the space of 24 hours. So without further ado, let me run through these matches right now in case you missed them:

Paul vs Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz was the 2nd seed in Montreal, yet he fell to the big-hitting American yesterday in three sets. Alcaraz blew a one-set and 4-1 game lead, as well as a match point to crash out to Paul in dramatic fashion. Then again, having watched the game, it would be unfair to say that Alcaraz simply bottled the match. Paul played some lights-out tennis to complete this epic comeback, and in the end, he deserved to win.

Interestingly, Alcaraz said that this was the first time that he had felt the pressure of being highly seeded in such a tournament. So I am curious to see how he rebounds for the other hard-court events ahead of the US Open.

Kyrgios vs Medvedev

This was perhaps the game that everybody wanted a ticket for in Montreal on day three. Kyrgios has been prolific in recent times, yet Medvedev was the top seed, and he is the world’s best player according to the rankings. However, none of this seemed to phase Kyrgios and he managed to take down Medvedev in three sets. This takes his head-to-head record against Medvedev to 3-1 in his favour. 

And arguably, it puts Kyrgios as one of the favourites to win the event in Montreal. In doing so he could achieve back-to-back tournament wins since he won in Washington last week.

Tsitsipas vs Draper

The third victim of the top seeds yesterday was Stefanos Tsitsipas. He fell to the up-and-comer, Jack Draper, in a match that consisted of two tight sets. And with Tsitsipas being the 5th best player in the world on rankings, this is a huge scalp for Draper. Of course, he will need the added confidence in his next game against Gael Monfils too.

About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.

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