Marin Cilic and Tommy Paul are scheduled to face one another in the round of 16 of the 2022 Canadian Open on Friday, August 12.
Cilic defeated Karen Khachanov in an overwhelmingly one-sided match in an hour and 26 minutes, advancing him to the third round of this tournament. Khachanov was unable to break the Brit’s serve throughout the match, which Cilic won 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 26 minutes. To make a meeting with Paul possible, Cilic broke Khachanov twice in the second set and once in the first set. This came after Cilic beat Borna Coric 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Queen’s Club tournament, where he had advanced to the semifinals before skipping Wimbledon.
Tommy Paul faced Carlos Alcaraz in the second round, and he entered the matchup with 33/10 odds to upset the second seed. These odds grew longer after he lost the first set in a tiebreaker, and they grew even longer when Alcaraz led 4-2 in the second set. Paul twice came back from breaks, missed a serve-out opportunity, and then lost a match-point in the ensuing tie-breaker. Before serving it out in the tenth game of the final set, he saved it and won three straight points to complete the tiebreaker. He then missed four match points on his opponent’s serve.
The 2022 edition of the Canadian Open is set to begin from August 8 and go on until August 15. The men’s final is scheduled to be on August 15 and the women’s one is set to be held on August 14. There will be six rounds of play in the main draw excluding the qualifiers.
|Round of 64||August 8|
|Round of 32||August 10|
|Round of 16||August 11|
|Final||August 14 (Women’s), August 15 (Men’s)|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|