ATP Montreal 2022: beaten a data that had resisted since 1999!

beat a data that had been fighting back since 1999!

That Montréal ATP Masters 1000 is undoubtedly the tournament of surprises and, if you look at some data, records. In Canada, there have been some situations that have never happened before or have not been recorded for a very long time, increasing the curiosity of tennis fans and professionals alike.

Influencing the loss of several protagonists and the big favorites to finally win the title was certainly a factor in particular: practically for all the best players in the world it was the first real competition on concrete and almost nobody was able to find the right one right away.

right confidence to leave the scene immediately. The number that particularly catches the eye relates primarily to the three seeded main players of the event. None of Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas managed to clear the debut hurdle and reach the round of 16.

Nick Kyrgios bent the Russian ATP number one, Tommy Paul pulled off the feat against the Spaniard while Jack Draper clinched an important win over the Greek. A very strange and truly surprising fact: at a Master 1000, not once since 1999 had the top three of the scoreboard failed their debut.

Back then, it was Pete Sampras, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Alex Corretja who were eliminated immediately, even before the explosion of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

The other oddities

Australian Kyrgios, Hubert Hurkacz, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime (the last three remaining seeders or eighth, fourth and sixth), Pablo Carreno Busta, Jack Draper (coming out of qualifiers), Daniel Evans and the American Paul.

All athletes combined have only one Master 1000 title in their career. This is the Polish tennis player who triumphed in the final against Jannik Sinner in Miami last year. A circumstance that has not occurred for a very long time given the dominance of the Big Three on all fronts.

When it comes to the three holy monsters of tennis, one fact has stood out among many in recent days. The complete trio had not missed a Master 1000 competition for exactly 16 years and 4 months, between Paris 2004 and Indian Wells 2021.

In the last 12 months since Toronto 2021, this aspect has instead appeared in 5 of the 10 total tournaments, a sign of how times are slowly changing.

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