The Aussie hit 35 service winners on Friday to beat American Francis Tiafoe 6-7(5), 7-6(12) and 6-2

06/08/2022 at 10:38


The Aussie hit 35 service winners on Friday to beat American Francis Tiafoe 6-7(5), 7-6(12) and 6-2

He will be measured in the semi-finals with the Swede Mikael Ymer, on a day when the first favorite, the Russian Andrey Rublev, also advanced

the australian pseudo Kyrgios hit 35 service winners this Friday to beat the American francis Tiafoe by 6-7(5), 7-6(12) and 6-2 and be in the semi-finals of the tournament of Washington, in which it will be measured with the Swede Michael ymera day when the first favorite, the Russian, also advanced Andrei Rublev.

so many Kyrgios as Rublev They advanced to the semifinals after overcoming two rounds on the same day, with Thursday’s schedule scrapped due to rain in Washington preventing them from completing the quarterfinals.

After eliminating American Reully Opelka in the quarter-finals, KyrgiosWimbledon runner-up, had five match points disallowed Tiafoe in the second set tiebreaker and, based on service winners, managed to tie the game winning the tiebreaker 14–12.

Tiafoe he lost his temper after losing the second set and angrily protested to the referee. It was difficult for him to regain his concentration and Kyrgios He took the opportunity to complete his comeback in the third quarter and protect his ticket to the semi-finals with a 6-2.

His rival will be one of the revelations of the tournament, the Swede Michael ymernumber 115 in the world.

He beat an American 6-2, 5-7 and 6-3 Sebastian Repeat who a few hours earlier had won 4-6, 6-1 and 6-2 against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov after more than two hours of fighting.

The other semi-final will be played Rublevworld number 8, who won two sets on the same day by beating the American Maxim Cressy 6-4 and 7-6(10), in the second round, and 6-2 and 6-3 against the American jeffy Wolf.

The rain also conditioned the program this Friday, with matches temporarily suspended in the afternoon and at night, but without preventing the semi-finals from being completed.

rival of Rublev in the semi-finals it will be the Japanese Yoshihito Nishiokaworld number 96, who won a three hour and 34 minute battle 7-6 (5), 4-6 and 7-5.

The 26-year-old Japanese reached his first semi-final since 2020, when he was runner-up in Delray Beach and surrendered to American Reilly Opelka.

On the women’s circuit, the Estonian Kaia Cannabis (n.37) eliminated Anna Kalinskaya (n.71), beating her 6-7(4), 6-4 and 6-3, and will face the Australian Darya Savilewho beat the Canadian 6-1 and 6-4 Rebecca Marine.

The other semi-final will be contested by China Xiyu Wang (n.95) against the Russian Lyudmila Samsonova (n.60), who defeated the British Emma Raducano (n.10) by 7-6(6) and 6-1.

Wang beat the Belarusian 6-1 and 6-3 Victoria Azarenkanumber 20, which was notably conditioned by an injury to the right thigh.

Azarenka had to play two games on Friday, as their quarter-final duel couldn’t be completed on Thursday due to heavy rain in Washington.

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