Nadal may climb to No 1 in Mon­treal

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Rafael Nadal says he'll fo­cus on the foes in front of him at the ATP Mon­treal Mas­ters this week, and not on his chance to re­turn to No 1 in the world. A semi­fi­nal run in Mon­treal would see the Spa­niard sup­plant Bri­tain's Andy Mur­ray atop the rank­ings. The top seed is ex­pected to open his cam­paign for a fourth Canadian ti­tle on Wed­nes­day with a sec­ond-round meeting against either Croa­t­ian Borna Coric or Rus­sian lucky loser Mikhail Youzhny. Roger Fed­erer, who seized his 19th Grand Slam ti­tle at Wim­ble­don, is also slated to open on Wed­nes­day. Seeded player re­sults (first round, x de­notes seed­ing): Nick Kyr­gios (x16) beat Vik­tor Troicki 6-1, 6-2; Jared Don­ald­son beat Lu­cas Pouille (x13) 7-6, 7-6; Juan Martín Del Potro beat John Is­ner (x14) 7-5, 7-5; Roberto Bautista (x12) beat Tim Smy­czek 7-6, 6-1.

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