ATP Toronto: Paire, Verdasco and Herbert reach R2. Another loss for Ferrer

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ATP Toronto: Paire, Verdasco and Herbert reach R2. Another loss for Ferrer

Daniil Medvedev was forced to qualify for the main draw in Toronto but not only he did that but also reached the second round after a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over the 13th seed Jack Sock in two hours and one minute, leaving Jack on just five singles wins in 2018 so far! This was the fifth Masters 1000 win for the Russian and he earned it after saving nine out of 11 break points he faced.

Sock served at 76% but that brought him nothing, playing against nine break points and getting broken three times to end on the losing side once again and notch his seventh straight loss, the second against Daniil! The younger player served well in the opening set and he broke Jack in game four to keep the lead throughout the set, sealing it with a hold at 15 in game nine.

Daniil broke in the fifth game of the second set as well but Sock was ready to fight this time around, rattling off the last four games of the set to win it 6-3, including breaks in games six and eight that gave him all the momentum.

The American had a chance to extend his streak, creating three break points at the start of the second set but falling short as Daniil saved them all to end his downfall, breaking Jack in game four to move 4-1 up. Jack had a great chance to pull the break back at 2-4, seizing four break opportunities but not being able to convert any, allowing Medvedev to seal the deal with a hold at 30 in the ninth game for the place in the second round. First round results: