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Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Montreal, 1st Masters 1000 title

Aug. 14, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the National Bank Open on Sunday, beating eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The first unseeded winner in the event since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas in 2002, Busta won his seventh ATP Tour title and first...

Simona Halep wins 3rd National Bank title, needs 3 sets

Aug. 14, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Simona Halep of Romania won her third National Bank Open title Sunday, beating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. The 30-year-old Halep, also the 2016 and 2018 winner in Montreal, won her 24th WTA Tour and first since switching to Patrick Mouratoglou as her...

Lappalainen's goal sends Montreal past Dynamo 3-2

Aug. 13, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lassi Lappalainen scored the only goal of the second half and CF Montreal held off the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday. Lappalainen found the net in the 69th minute — with an assist from Joaquín Torres — for his second goal this season for Montreal (13-8-4). ...

2-time champ Simona Halep advances to Toronto final

Aug. 13, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the National Bank Open’s final, beating Jessica Pegula of the United States 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Halep will face Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, a 6-4, 7-6 (7) winner over 14th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of...

Halep beats Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach Toronto semifinals

Aug. 13, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Friday to reach the National Bank Open semifinals. Halep, the 30-year-old from Romania, won the event in Montreal in 2016 and 2018. She will face seventh-seeded Jessica Pegula, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over...

Ruud routed hometown favorite Auger-Aliassime in Montreal

Aug. 12, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Fourth-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway routed hometown favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1, 6-2 on Friday in the National Bank Open quarterfinals. “It was one of those days where everything goes in one favor and luckily it was in my favor,” Ruud said after reaching...

Nick Kyrgios beats top-ranked Daniil Medvedev in Montreal

Aug. 10, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Nick Kyrgios beat top-ranked defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday in the National Bank Open. Krygios, the Australian ranked 37th, won last week in Washington for his seventh ATP Tour title. Medvedev won last week in Los Cabos, Mexico. ...

Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injury

Aug. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals. The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the...

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament

Aug. 04, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the...

Canadian police fatally shoot man suspected of killing 3 men

Aug. 04, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — A man suspected of killing three people in the greater Montreal area was shot and killed by police Thursday morning. Quebec’s independent police watchdog said the Montreal police tactical unit was at a motel at about 7 a.m. for a search linked to the investigation...