Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer disagree over length of tennis matches

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer disagree over length of tennis matches

In the women's draw, Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova made a personal breakthrough as she beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the first time after seven previous straight-sets losses to the Pole, winning 6-3, 6-3.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion showed full recovery in her first match since suffering the worst defeat of her career two weeks ago in San Jose when she was crushed 6-1, 6-0 in 51 minutes by British No. 1 Johanna Konta.

Playing in his fourth tournament of the year, and second hard-court event in preparation for the US Open later this month, Murray was edged out 6-1 1-6 6-4 in Cincinnati. When she withdrew from the Rogers Cup, the 36-year-old Williams said she's been struggling with postpartum emotions.

"It's nice to have played a match so that my last match was not the Anderson match. you've kind of turned the page", the Swiss said. I think center court plays much faster than the outside courts, so you don't have much time.

"I would probably add more best-of-five-set matches in finals", said the world No.2 after his Cincinnati Masters second-round win over Peter Gojowczyk. "But the most important [thing] is to keep working, keep doing the right thing, keep pushing in matches, keep winning matches like today".

"This year has been tough, " Kyrgios said. Although I didn't feel great, I managed to get through them.

"I tried to do my best in the third set and then until the end I played very aggressive and I'm very pleased with that".

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'In Masters 1000 we have more opportunities to have five-set matches, definitely at the World Finals.

No 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men's side with a 7-6 (7) 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic survived a stiff test, needing nine match points to outlast Steve Johnson of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).

Peter Gojowczyk of Germany defeated Joao Sousa 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 and will next line up against seven-time victor Roger Federer, at second the highest seed in the field after the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal.

Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens cracked eight aces and won 90 percent of her first serves as she strolled to a 6-2 6-0 win over American Coco Vandeweghe.

The victor of that match will play Lesia Tsurenko, who defeated Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (7/5) 6-2.

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