"I have a long-term vision, and this is just another great step in my career".
The Canadian wild card saved 5-of-6 break points and converted on 3-of-6. That's what I needed, a match like this to be a little bit more confident and I did it".
"I think that format needs to be changed". I was like, OK, it's all exciting.' Like, I had plans for my birthday. "There were frustrations at times but that means I care". He broke Kyrgios in the final game of the third set, converting his second match point opportunity when the Australian couldn't handle his return.
Pouille broke Auger-Aliassime while he was serving for the set at 5-3, but the youngster bounced back with another break for set point, letting out an approving roar as fans waved Canada flags in the seats.
However, Tsitsipas did well to break Djokovic for a 2-0 lead in the third set and never looked back.More news: Sarri off the mark as Chelsea ease past Mooy's Huddersfield
"I thought it went really well out there", said Polansky, who's never made it past the second round of a Rogers Cup.
Shapovalov fired nine aces and won 82 per cent of his service games in a match that, minus delays, lasted just one hour 22 minutes.
Shapovalov downed France's Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in the first round Tuesday night in front of a packed and supportive crowd at centre court that included Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid.
Denis Shapovalov didn't hide his disappointment when he saw that his Wednesday afternoon match against Fabio Fognini had been moved from centre court to the grand stand.
The Spanish world No 1 faces Nick Kyrgios' first-round conqueror Stan Wawrinka after the Swiss came from behind to battle past Marton Fucsovics.
Novak Djokovic advanced over lucky loser Mirza Basic 6-3, 7-6 (3) in his Toronto opener on Tuesday.More news: Former Real Madrid player, Ronaldo rushed to hospital
Wimbledon runner-up Anderson and fellow seed Dimitrov will go head-to-head for a spot in the semi-finals.
His trademark retrieving skills were on display throughout the match, but Tsitsipas used strong groundstrokes to push the pace and force Djokovic to fully stretch on several rallies. "We want to see young players playing well and challenging the best players in the world".
The match was played under threatening grey skies which eventually dumped heavy rain on the courts just after Djokovic wrapped up his win.
Del Potro, who had a bye in the first round after reaching the Los Cabos final last week, was set to play Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
They were joined in progressing by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey and Karen Khachanov. Tiafoe will face Canada's Milos Raonic in the second round.More news: Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane