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2019 Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal set a new record, Auger-Aliassime got a sad birthday

2019 Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal set a new record, Auger-Aliassime got a sad birthday

The defending champion and No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal are firmly into the 2019 Rogers Cup quarterfinals, but that doesn't mean that the Canadian hard court is quiet.

"A tough day due to the wind, but I was used to beating in this condition", Rafael Nadal announced after entering the 2019 Rogers Cup quarterfinal in Canada due to Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4. "When we play outside, the wind is part of the game. Of course it is better not to play with this big wind".

The championship in Toronto in 2018 is the fourth time Nadal crowned at Rogers Cup. Defeating Guido Pella this morning, Nadal won his 379th victory in the ATP Masters 1000 system, just enough to push the record of rivaling Roger Federer. In the quarterfinals, the 33-year-old Spanish player will face off against No. 7 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy.

However, this is a sad day for Canadian tennis when the country 's great hope takes Felix Auger - Aliassime' s young talisman icon into the hands of the No. 6 Russian seed Karen Khachanov 6-7 (7). , 7-5, 6-3. On the occasion of his 19th birthday, Auger-Aliassime had 12 double errors. However, after the match, the audience still sang Auger-Aliassime's birthday and a video broadcast on the big screen on the field showed that the colleagues took turns to send birthday wishes to the hostess.

In the quarterfinals, Khachanov will meet 3rd seed Alexander Zverev. The German player has just won Georgia rivals Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (5) in the first major tournament for the US Open - US Open 2019.

Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria won Marin Cilic (Croatoa) 7-6 (7), 6-4. He will meet the No. 8 Russian seed Daniil Medvedev who has just defeated Chilean rival Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-3.