Hyeon Chung, Milos Raonic advance at Western & Southern Open

Shapovalov downs Edmund in Cincinnati

Shapovalov downs Edmund in Cincinnati

Playing in his first match since retaking the mantle of top-seeded Canadian on the ATP Tour from Shapovalov, Raonic completed the 57-minute win by breaking Lajovic in the final game.

Shapovalov won the first set after his backhand forced his opponent to race across the court and Edmund's return was too deep, bouncing safely out of bounds.

After Edmund tied it 4-4, Shapovalov retook the lead, clenching his fist and yelling in triumph after winning the point. This allowed Shapovalov to serve for the set, and he held his serve, giving him the match's opening set.

The 15th seed endured some nervy moments, producing a second-serve ace when match point down before eventually prevailing 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 7-6 (9-7). The two traded a game each after that.

India lost its 'anmol ratna': PM Modi on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death
The veteran politician had been largely out of political life since 2009 when he suffered a major stroke. Aarti Vij adds. "We pray to the God to make him healthy soon and bless him with a long life", he said.

Even then he was gesturing to his coach that he not only had a foot issue, but also possibly a stomach issue as well but despite cutting a dejected looking figure on the benches at the changes of ends, Edmund four match points before finally Shapovalov could close it out.

South Korea's Chung Hyeon rallied past a struggling Jack Sock for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory on Tuesday (Aug 14) and a place in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.

World number 16 Edmund will continue his US Open preparation at the Winston-Salem Open, which begins on Saturday.

Shapovalov will either face compatriot Milos Raonic or Malek Jaziri in the third round.

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