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MONTREAL -- It was a record day for Canada at the mens draw of the Rogers Cup. Custom Warriors T-shirts . Milos Raonic, Filip Peliwo, Frank Dancevic and Vasek Pospisil all pulled off three-set victories Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Masters 1000 hardcourt tennis event. With Jesse Levine of Ottawas win on Monday, it put five Canadians into the second round -- one more than made it that far in 1992. "Its amazing," said Dancevic, a Niagara Falls, Ont., native who downed Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1. "Its a Masters series event and pretty much everyone you play here is at a high level, ranked in the top-50, so to have four guys through the first round shows a lot about how far Canadian tennis has come along. "Its really great to see and its been showing up more and more in all the tournaments." It was a first win in an ATP event this year for Dancevic, who has been doing well of late in lower-level tournaments. In the feature evening match on centre court of the US$3.49-million tournament, the 13th-seeded Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., used his booming serve to overcome an otherwise so-so outing to defeat Frances Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in his first-round match. Vancouvers Peliwo, who became the first Canadian male to win a junior grand slam event at Wimbledon in 2012, staved off a match point with what he called a "lucky" shot at the net for a 3-6, 7-5, 3-1 win over 39th-ranked Jarkko Nieminen. The Finnish left-hander was forced to retire in the third set with a hamstring injury. Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., upset one of the hottest players on the ATP Tour as he outlasted 20th-ranked American John Isner 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) before a roaring crowd on centre court. "Im feeling very good about my game lately," said Pospisil, who was coming off a victory last week in a Challenger series event in Vancouver. "From the baseline I wasnt feeling too comfortable because the conditions are extremely different from Vancouver. "I felt a little bit of difficulty controlling the ball from the baseline." The only Canadian to fall thus far was Peter Polansky, also of Thornhill, who got to the main draw through the qualifying tournament but then lost to ninth-seeded Kei Nishikori on Monday. The Canadian men had already reached a milestone this year when they defeated Italy to reach the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time. And with Raonic ranked 13th and Pospisil recently risen to 71st, it is the first time Canada has had two players in the worlds top 75 since Andrew Sznejder and Grant Connell in 1990. "We have a lot of capable and good players that can play at a high level," said Pospisil, who beat a top-20 player for the first time. "Its just thrilling, really. Theres so many of us right now in the second round." While Canada may be on the rise, the United States has taken a mighty fall. Isners loss means that when next weeks rankings come out, there will be no American in the top-20 for the first time in 40 years of ATP rankings. Isner reached the Rogers Cup semifinals last year and didnt defend those points. At Wimbledon in June, for the first time in 101 years no American reached the third round. Isner, who was coming off a win and a an appearance in a final in his last two tournaments, wasnt talkative after the match and said he just wanted to go home. Peliwo looked ready for an early exit when he fell behind 3-0 in the second set and then was taken to match point with 32-year-old Niemenin leading 5-4. But he found a way out of that jam and went on to win the set and the match. "Basically, I went to the net after a rally, hit a pretty lame volley, kind of popped it up," said the Peliwo 19-year-old said. "He hit a forehand, I kind of moved to the right expecting it down the line and I guess he changed his mind a bit and hit it right towards my direction. "I just threw my hands up like that. Just reflex." Peliwo is ranked 353rd in the world, but the victory over 39th-ranked Niemenin should put him into the top-300. "Its definitely the best feeling Ive had in a while," he said. "Its such a big win for me. "Ranking-wise, Ill get a lot of points. Confidence, to be able to say I beat a top-40 player. Im still trying to realize what I did." Peliwo will face 66th-ranked Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the second round on Wednesday. Levine will be in tough against fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal, the former world No. 1 and two-time Rogers Cup champion. Raonic goes up against Mikhail Youzhny. Dancevic takes on 15th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz, who beat Julien Benneteau 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Pospisil will face No. 51 Radek Stepanek, who upset 12th seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3. In other first-round matches, 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini downed Marcos Baghdatis 1-6, 6-1, 6-1, Nikolay Davidov ousted 14th-seeded Gilles Simon 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, Alex Bogolomov of Russia beat Michael Llodra of France 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and Youzhny defeated Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 7-6 (3), and Alexander Dolgopolov beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-4. In the second round, Nishikori downed Andreas Seppi 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 In doubles, Nadal and Pablo Andujar fought off two match points to beat fellow Spaniards David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (2), 6-4, 12-10. Cheap Warriors Jerseys . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. Authentic Custom Warriors Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. http:///...ersey-large-78y.html . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the games only centurion, set up Guyanas 10-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago in Providence. His 143, coupled with left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permauls match haul of nine wickets arrested Guyanas three-match winless streak, taking them close to the top spot.T&T managed only 162 in the first innings after winning the toss - courtesy Permauls 4 for 30 and Raymon Reifers 3 for 34 - before Chanderpaul struck his second century in as many games. He came in when Guyana were 94 for 3 and added 141 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Leon Johnson, whose 69 was the second-highest score of the match. Chanderpaul followed that up with an 89-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Reifer (38) as Guyana posted 378. Imran Khans legbreak fetched him four wickets.Trailing by 216, T&Ts batsmen showed little resistance in their second innings against Permaul after a brief second-wicket stand of 93 between opener Kyle Hope (40) and Isaiah Rajah (63). Permaul troubled the lower order and T&T soon slipped fromm 208 for 5 to 235 all out, to set Guyana a target of only 20 runs. Custom Warriors Jerseys. Openers Shimron Hetmyer (17*) and Rajendra Chandrika (4*) took just 16 balls to complete the win. The 42-year old Chanderpaul was named the Player of the Match.Only 74.4 overs were bowled in Dominica as persistent rain breaks meant the fixture between third-placed Barbados and fourth-placed Windward Islands ended in a draw.Barbados captain Kevin Stoute was the matchs only half-centurion after they were asked to bat. He scored an unbeaten 50 after they were reduced to 118 for 6. His knock came on the fourth day after only 82.4 overs were bowled in the games first three days. Barbados declared on 200 for 8 while Windward Islands Mervin Matthew took four wickets.Windward Islands batted for 11 overs, which saw openers Devon Smith (14*) and Tyrone Theophile (27*) remain unbeaten, scoring 42 together before play ended. ' ' ' 
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