Two of the ATP Tour’s greatest entertainers did what they do best on Friday night. Citi open Quarter-final. Nick Kyrgios And Francis Tiafoe Make a late-night performance in one of the season’s matches without taking their final bow before 1 a.m. local time.
Kyrgios saved five match points in a high-octane second set before taking control of the final set with a 6-7(5), 7-6(12), 6-2 victory. Tiafoe draws the curtains on the run of the local favorite.
Kyrgios didn’t lead the decisive second set by more than a point until he won the last 3 to send the match to the next round. The drama of the draw ending – and the match – was equal in quality, with both competitors putting their shot-making skills on full display.
The highlight-reel tournament featured minor leaguers, shot-stoppers, outrageous finds and incredible winners that dominated both sides of the network.
Kyrgios finished with 60 winners, including 35 aces, and took full advantage of Tiafon’s first serve percentage to run away in the final set, culminating in a delivery of his own. Tiafoe also played a part in 33 winners, including 14 aces.
It was the second match of a busy Friday for Kyrgios, who earlier won the fourth seed 7-6(1) 6-2 to reach the final. Reilly Opelka After yesterday’s rain. The 2019 Washington champion is looking for his first tour title of the season and his first since his victory in DC three years ago.
Australia will face Sweden next Michael YmerA survivor of the American provocative retaliatory attempt. Sebastian Korda Friday night. Ymer, a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 winner, won the second set 5-2, led 5-1 in the third, and declared victory on his eighth break in the fifth. Match point.