Jack Draper and Dan Evans prepared a potential duel in the round of 16 in Montreal

Jack Draper and Dan Evans set up a possible round of 16 after both continued their winning streak at the National Bank Open.

Draper reached his first Masters 1000 quarterfinals a day after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in his first win over a top-10 player when 17th seed Gael Monfils injured 6-2, 0-2 in the second set in Montreal retired.

Breaking through to the peloton through qualifying, the world No. 82 often relied on his speed and range as he won a quick opener.

Monfils collapsed not long after a break early in the second game, prompting Draper to cross the pitch to help him onto a chair as the Frenchman cried out and clutched his right leg.

The 20-year-old Draper next meets either Jannik Sinner or Pablo Carreno Busta, with the winner of that encounter meeting Evans if the Brit wins his quarter-finals.

The Birmingham product continued his surprise streak with a 7-6(7) 1-6 7-5 win over 10th-seeded American Taylor Fritz a day after beating eighth-ranked Andrey Rublev.

Evans yelled “Yes” and held his arms up after qualifying for the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time and setting up a match against Tommy Paul of the USA.

Hometown favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime avenged his weekend semifinal loss to Cameron Norrie in Los Cabos with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the British no.

It took the ninth-placed player just an hour and 12 minutes to defeat the 26-year-old, much to the delight of a roaring Montreal crowd, and set up a quarter-final against Casper Ruud.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/jack-draper-dan-evans-montreal-stefanos-tsitsipas-gael-monfils-b2143566.html Jack Draper and Dan Evans prepared a potential duel in the round of 16 in Montreal

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