ATP Toronto - Friday Schedule: Rafael Nadal faces Marin Cilic in the QFs

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ATP Toronto - Friday Schedule: Rafael Nadal faces Marin Cilic in the QFs

All the quarter-finals matches to be played on Friday in Toronto. It will be the meeting between Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov to open the schedule on the Centre Court at 12:30 PM. Dimitrov leads head to head meetings 6-1, but he was always forced to the third set but in 2011 Eastbourne.

It's not the first time they face each other in Toronto, at Masters 1000 quarter-finals level: in 2014 the Bulgarian prevailed after a crazy match. Anderson seeks just his second Masters 1000 semifinal in career after this year's Madrid on clay, where he lost to the Austrian Dominic Thiem.

After that, always as part of the day session, the 21-year-old Alexander Zverev will face the 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas. The German beat the Greek in the only previous meeting at last week's Citi Open, but Tsitsipas is very confident as he is coming from the upset over Novak Djokovic.

'That loss matured me', Tsitsipas said aout the match against Zverev. 'Made me braver and more experienced, I would say. So now I'm going to use it in my favor for my next match against him and try to get the most out of it.

Be more clever, I would say, and play the right way and use my chances.' At night Robin Haase, who defeated the local hero Denis Shapovalov on Thursday, will play against Karen Khachanov. Rafael Nadal will then face Marin Cilic for the eighth time in career, the Spaniard leads head to head 5-2 but Cilic won the most recent match at this year's Australian Open as Nadal retired in the fifth set.


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