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Rogers Cup comes to an end for Brits

8th August 2019, 12:36 by Chris Rivers

The Rogers Cup is over for Brits Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Andy Murray after the trio all crashed out on Wednesday.

Evans had the toughest task of the trio, having been paired with 18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the second round, but gave a good account of himself against the Spaniard.

In a rain-interrupted match, Evans hit the ground running, breaking Nadal in the first game before taking the opening set to a tie-break. The 29-year-old then went 5-2 ahead in the breaker before Nadal won six of the next seven points to claim the first set.

Nadal then raced into a 2-0 lead in the second set, only for his momentum to be temporarily halted by a two-hour rain delay, with the top seed returning to wrap up a 7-6 6-4 victory.

While Evans can be proud of his efforts, Edmund will have been disappointed to have seen his Rogers Cup quest ended in 59 minutes by eighth seed Daniil Medvedev.

The in-form Russian, who reached last week's Citi Open final, won 88 per cent of points on his first serve as he swept aside Edmund 6-3 6-0.

It means there are no British representatives left in the singles at the Rogers Cup, while Murray and partner Feliciano Lopez were dumped out of the men's doubles.

The three-time Grand Slam champion had won his previous five matches when teaming up with Lopez, but saw that run come to an end as French duo Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin came out on top 2-6 6-3 10-8.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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