For almost 2⃣months this is the 1⃣st time Daniil Medvedev playing a 3⃣-setter match (in best-of-3 format) in singles! Since June 22 when he played in the semifinal vs Gilles Simon at The Queen’s Club London ,the 🇷🇺 player played 14 matches in singles, won 12, lost 2 all in 2 straight sets.
Since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣(inception of Grand Prix Tour Championship Series/ATP Championship Series/Mercedes-Benz Super9/ Tennis Masters Series/ATP Masters / ATP World Tour Masters 1000) Western & Southern Open is the4⃣4⃣8⃣th Masters tournaments & the 1⃣st one where a🇧🇪male player (David Goffin ) reached a singles’s final!
David Goffin is the 1⃣st ever 🇧🇪male player who reached a singles’ final in Cincinnati since 1899 (when the tournament was established). He is the 2⃣nd 🇧🇪player after Kim Clijsters who reached the singles’ final in Cincinnati where she beat Maria Sharapova in 2010.
Cumulative lengths of 2⃣ Rogers Cup singles’ finals of 2019 set a new record in 🇨🇦Open history: Women’s singles Final: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu vs Serena Williams 19m15sMen’s singles Final: Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev 1h10m28sTotal lengths: 89min43s (less than a soccer match).
1⃣st time in Rafael Nadal‘s career he gave a 6⃣-0⃣ set ‘bagel’ in a final besides clay when he beat Daniil Medvedev at Rogers Cup final 63 60.This is the 1⃣st time since 1992 when there was a bagel in the Canadian Open men’s singles final ( Andre Agassi beat Ivan Lendl 36, 62,60).
Rafael Nadal beat 1⃣st time ATP Masters finalists in 2⃣straight years back2back at Rogers Cup : in 2018 he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas & and in 2019 Daniil Medvedev. Last time Andre Agassi did it at Miami Open beating Jan-Michael Gambill in 2001 then Roger Federer in ’02.
Fabio Fognini missed the chance to be the 1⃣st ever 🇮🇹male player reaching semifinal at Rogers Cup (formely Canadian Open) in the Open-era! He is the 3⃣rd 🇮🇹 who was so close:1972 Adriano Panatta lost in QF vs Ilie Năstase1973 Paolo Bertolucci lost in QF vs Cliff Drysdale1975 Adriano Panatta lost in QF vs Manuel Orantes1976 Paolo Bertolucci lost in QF vs Jaime Fillol Sr.2019 Fabio Fognini lost in QF . . .
Daniel Nestor ,former No.1⃣ in doubles, 9⃣1⃣ titles holder, 1⃣2⃣xGrand Slam 🏆, Olympic 🥇, 4⃣xTour Finals champ inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame.He’s the last left-handed male player who completed the career Grand Slam in men’s doubles & the only 1⃣🇨🇦🎾player who achieved this feat!
Dominic Thiem claimed his 1⃣st ever win at Rogers Cup beating Denis Shapovalov. Last time when an 🇦🇹male player won a match at Rogers Cup (that time Canada Masters) was in 2004 Jurgen Melzer vs Fernando González Ciuffardi in R3 (6-3,6-3). 2 weeks later Gonzalez with Nicolas Massu (Thiem’s current coach) won Olympic 🥇
Denis Shapovalov is back to the place where his success story just started in 2017. Attending live tv coverage about draw ceremony of Coupe Rogers présentée par Banque Nationale 2019. However, Denis’ route is tough: R1 Pierre-Hugues Herbert R2 Dominic Thiem R3 Marin Cilic