Schwartzman and Garin break Canada qualifying

After passing two qualifying rounds, Diego Schwartzman faces top 15 Tommy Paul

Photo: Open Banque Nationale

Toronto, Canada) – Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman and Chile’s Cristian Garin are among seven players who made it through the two qualifying rounds of the Masters 1000 in Toronto and secured a place in the main draw.

Former top 10 and current 95th in the world, Schwartzman beat the Australian Aleksandar Vukic, 1st in the world, 62nd, by doubles 6/4. The Argentinian had just won a victory over local guest Liam Draxl, also in straight sets. His debut in the main draw will be against American Tommy Paul, 14th in the ranking.

Garin beat Australian Christopher O’Connell by 7/6 (8-6) and 6/4. On Saturday, the 27-year-old Chilean and 101st in the world beat Frenchman Maxime Janvier by double 6/3. From now on, he challenges the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

Two Australians broke the qualification. Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Frenchman Constant Lestienne 7/6 (8-6) and 6/3 and will make his debut in the group against Chinese Zhizhen Zhang. Max Purcell scored 6/2 and 6/1 against Canadian Brayden Schnur and faces Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, seeded 10 in the tournament.

Italian Matteo Arnaldi, 22, North American Marcos Giron and Japanese Taro Daniel also qualified. Daniel’s debut will be against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, while Arnaldi will face Canadian Vasek Pospisil and Giron will play Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori.

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