Jack Draper claims maiden top-10 win as three Brits through in Montreal


Jack Draper defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to assert his first victory over a height 10 participant as he turned into the 3rd Briton to qualify for the 3rd spherical of the Nationwide Financial institution Open.

Draper needed to battle again from down a damage in the second one earlier than he controlled to wrap up the fit 7-5 6-4 (4) simply earlier than 1am in Montreal.

Global quantity 8 Tsitsipas used to be let down by means of his forehand and made 40 unforced mistakes during, with Draper taking over seventeenth seed Gael Monfils in a while Thursday for a place within the quarter-finals.

British quantity two Dan Evans, in the meantime, surprised eighth-ranked Andrey Rublev to qualify for the event’s closing 16 for the primary time.

The 6-4 6-4 victory in opposition to the Russian used to be Evans’ 5th over a top-10 opponent, with the 32-year-old to subsequent face Tenth-seeded American Taylor Fritz.

Cameron Norrie will tackle place of birth hero Felix Auger-Aliassime for the second one time in per week after the British primary defeated Botic van de Zandschulp in directly units.

Norrie, who beat the Canadian on Saturday within the Abierto de Tenis Mifel semi-final for the primary time in 5 conferences, moved thru with a 6-1 6-2 effort in opposition to the Dutchman.