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Kyrgios crashes to first-round defeat at Toronto Masters


Nick Kyrgios turned in a patchy performance to exit the Toronto Masters 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday at the hands of Wimbledon junior winner Denis Shapovalov.

The 17-year-old Canadian set up a match point with his 12th ace, then calmly closed out the upset over the 19th-ranked Australian.

Shapovalov, playing in only his second ATP event, is to play former top-10 contender Grigor Dimitrov, who is trying to claw his way back in what has been a disappointing season.

The Bulgarian reached the second round with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win over Yuichi Sugita.

Three other seeds advanced, with No. 9 John Isner coming back to eliminate Dudi Sela 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Australian 12th seed Bernard Tomic beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-4, 7-6 (7/0), while Jack Sock, the No. 16, defeated Denis Kudla 6-2, 6-2.

Borna Coric beat compatriot Ivan Dodig 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

South African Kevin Anderson ended a losing streak of three consecutive opening matches, downing Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Canadian Steven Diez surprised Briton Kyle Edmund 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and is to next play Tomic.

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