Put first. Stefanos Tsitsipas, brand new world number three by displacing Rafael Nadal from that position, he makes his debut at the Toronto Masters 1000. For the second round of the tournament, the Athens-born will collide with Ugo Humbert (27 °) with the goal of winning the third title of his season and reaching the US Open in the best possible way, which will begin on August 30.
The winner of seven ATP titles, who will turn 23 this Thursday, took advantage of his clean and jerk this season and took advantage of the fact that Nadal gave up the 500 points of the title of the Canadian Open of 2019, now the units of two years ago were removed, since in the middle the classification for the coronavirus pandemic was frozen.
In this way, Tsitsipas is the first Greek to get on the podium of the world ranking. In addition, it is the first time in 16 years and two months that in the Top 3 of the ATP there are not two between Djokovic, Nadal, the Swiss Roger Federer and the Scotsman Andy Murray.
His rival in the debut will be the French Humbert, who has just eliminated the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (25th) from the tournament by 6-3 and 6-4. It should be remembered that the No. 3 in the world did not play the first round because he was the third seed in the competition.
The duel will take place on the fourth turn of the center court and you can live on the ESPN2 screen not before 8 pm. ARG / 7pm. CHI / 18 hs. PER / COL / MEX. The only previous confrontation occurred in the second round of the M1000 in Paris in 2020: it was a victory for the local tennis player by 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6) and 7-6 (3).