Novak Djokovic makes winning start in Cincinnati as Murray falls in opener

Federer to face Djokovic after Goffin withdraws

Federer to face Djokovic after Goffin withdraws

Meanwhile, No 6 seed Caroline Garcia fought back from 2-0 down in the first set and 5-3 in the second to overcome Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 in one hour and 36 minutes.

Roger Federer will return to Cincinnati Open after Wimbledon. "I would be the last person to say I wouldn't want to play with him".

Attrition has been an issue for the "Big Four" of the men's game. He reached the quarterfinals at Washington two weeks ago, his best result.

Murray will play Lucas Pouille in the opening round on Monday afternoon. Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov is the defending champion.

And after losing the first set to two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Williams showed similar form as she levelled the match.

Federer, seeded second, has won in Cincinnati a record seven times but hasn't played there since winning in 2015. Nadal is guaranteed to take the top ranking into the U.S. Open.

Former world number one Novak Djokovic rebounded from his Toronto disappointment by outlasting Steve Johnson in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam victor and a former champion in Cincinnati, needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova.

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Williams had a baby in September and developed blood clots.

After suffering the worst defeat of her career to Johanna Konta in San Jose, Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup for personal reasons, and later revealed she had been struggling with the emotional challenges of balancing motherhood with her career.

"It's always a pleasure to share a court with her, I'm just happy I did well today", eighth-seed Kvitova said.

Tennis fans are furiously debating the pros and cons of best-of-five sets tennis and numerous game's top stars are having their say.

Top-ranked Simona Halep is fresh off another title.

Karolina Pliskova, the ninth seed, beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-3, while Belgian Elise Mertens also progressed after her 6-4, 6-2 win over Magdalena Rybarikova, as did Australian Ashleigh Barty.

Stephens is preparing to defend her surprising U.S. Open title previous year.

The momentum swung once again in the decider, Kvitova breaking straight back after giving up her serve in the opening game, the 28-year-old rediscovering the movement and aggression that served her so well in the opener. The loss to Halep on Sunday left her 0-8 against No. 1-ranked players.

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