Pablo Carreno Busta – Hubert Hurkacz: 2-1 (3-6, 6-3, 6-3)
Busta made his professional debut in 2009. On Sunday, 13 years later, he won his first major title after beating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 2-1 in the final of the Canada Open in Montreal.
-. It’s an amazing feeling to be a Masters 1000 winner, he said after the game.
The 31-year-old Spaniard said ahead of the tournament that 2022 was one of his worst seasons. On the way to the final, Busta beat, among others, Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini.
The title in Montreal is Busta’s seventh ATP title.
The three greedy
Players who have been on the circuit for 10 to 15 years know how difficult it was to win a Masters tournament. Throughout his career, Busta has seen the Big Three split major titles among themselves: Novak Djokovic has won 38, Rafael Nadal has 36 and Roger Federer 28.
There are a total of 102 Masters titles. Each season, nine plays are performed. This corresponds to 11 seasons in which the Big Three have won every Masters.
In Montreal, none of them were present. Novak Djokovic is not allowed to enter North America due to lack of vaccine. Rafael Nadal was finished. In practice, Roger Federer is no longer active on the circuit.
Halep won her third title in Canada
Simona Halep – Beatriz Haddad Maia: 2-1 (6-3, 2-6, 6-3)
Former world number one Simona Halep (WTA 15) reached the top of the women’s WTA 1000 tournament, which was played in Toronto this year.
In the final, she beat the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (WTA 24).
Halep has now won the Canada Open a total of three times. In total, she won 24 WTA titles including one from Wimbledon and Roland-Garros.
The women and men travel from Canada to Ohio, USA, where the Masters Western & Southern Open tournament awaits them, also a shared Masters and WTA 1000.
Casper Ruud is the fifth seed and on the same side of the table as Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, who is back on the ATP Tour for the first time since Wimbledon.
After the first-round bye, Ruud will meet wildcard winner Ben Shelton (ATP 282) and a second-round qualifier in Cincinnati.
The first seed is world number one Daniil Medvedev.
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