Despite the Toronto Masters 1000 not having half of the Top Ten, the draw was drawn and expectations for good tennis are high. Daniil Medvedev (2nd), Rafael Nadal (3rd), Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th), Diego Schwartzman (14th) and Cristian Garin (19th) warm up the keys in Canada.
The Russian, top seed for the title, will be measured from the second round with the winner of the duel between Daniel Evans (27th) and Alexander Bublik (39th). On the third wheel, a potential rival is Jannik Sinner (24th).
At the top of the table, another of the seeded is Cristian Garin. The Chilean will play against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (35th) or John Isner (30th). In case of continuing to climb, in the third round it appears Andrey Rublev (7th), always a dangerous rival.
For its part, Denis Shapovalov (10th) and Gael Monfils (17th), two of the seeded top draw, are emerging as potential opponents in the third round and may cross Garin’s path for a berth to the semifinals.
At the bottom, the names are really heavy. Nadal will play in the second round against Lloyd Harris (50th), which comes from eliminating him in the ATP 500 in Washington, or a qualifier. Potential rivals if he continues to advance are Nick Kyrgios (77th), if he beats Reilly Opelka (36th), or Grigor Dimitrov (21st).
Diego schwartzman will debut from the second round and his rival will derive from the duel between Benoit Paire (49th) and Mackenzie McDonald (107th). In the third wheel, Roberto Bautista Agut (16th) is the great candidate to be his rival. To advance to the semis, a priori, some of them should be measured with Rafa.
On the other hand, the next Top 3 starting Monday, Stefanos Tsitsipas, will make its debut in the second round against Lorenzo Sonego (26th) or Ugo Humbert (28th). In his hypothetical way to the semifinals he should also beat Aslan Karatsev (23rd) and Casper Ruud (12th) or Felix Auger-Aliassime (15th).
Everything ready for a new edition of Toronto, which in the previous two the champion was Nadal, for which he will defend the two-time championship. It should be noted that in 2020, the tournament was not played due to the pandemic and 728 passed without the ball rolling on the track.