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Karen Khachanov and Denis Shapovalov beat Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (December 14), 10-6 in the first round of men’s doubles at the Cincinnati Masters 2022 on Monday . . The rain disrupted the game, but the players and spectators enjoyed the extra time. All four players Khachanov, Shapovalov, Middelkoop and Bopanna spared no effort to entertain the fans present on the field. It all started with Khachanov showing off his dance moves in front of the audience as the music played at a delay.

While Khachanov’s partner Shapovalov smiled in his chair, Middelkoop and Bopanna also started jumping from the other end of the rope to add to the fun of the crowd. After that, Shapovalov also raised his hand to the sky to give strength to the audience.

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After the game, Shapovalov thanked the fans for coming to watch his game. “Really thanks to all the fans who stayed late and made it through the delay!!” Canadian tennis player wrote in an Instagram story. “Your energy for the whole match is (lighting emoji).”

Khachanov and Shapovalov will next face Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the round of 16.

Murray and Soares advanced with a 4-6, 6-2, 10-7 victory over eighth-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. The pair will keep the momentum going in the face of the Khachanov and Shapovalov duo.

In terms of other matches, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios pair started their Cincinnati Masters campaign with consecutive wins over Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini on Monday. The Australian pair won the match 6-0, 6-4 in 60 minutes. Next, they will face top seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in a clash in the second round.

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In singles, on the other hand, Cameron Norrie survived a massive scare from Dane Holger Rune to reach the second round in Cincinnati on Monday. In a tough clash, the Englishman displayed a mix of grit and quality as he washed down Rune’s powerful strides, while he broke through the 19-year-old’s defense with fierce shots to win 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 34 minutes in Cincinnati.

(With ANI input)

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