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Korda downs Dimitrov for quarter-final spot in Washington, D.C.

Sebastian Korda won against Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Friday evening and will face Swede Mikael Ymer in the next round

Sebastian Korda Zuma / Panoramic

American Sebastian Korda won against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the No 5 seed, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington on Friday evening.

Korda, ranked No 54, will face Swede Mikael Ymer next.

The 22-year-old American beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (6-4, 7-6 (5)) and Argentinian Sebastian Baez, the No 12 seed (6-1, 6-4) ahead of his victory.

In the previous round of the Citi Open, Washington D.C., Dimitrov, ranked No 19, edged out Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (6-1, 3-6, 7-5).

Washington ATP 500, other last 16 results (Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, hard, USD 2.108.110, most recent results first):

  • Nick Kyrgios beat Reilly Opelka (4): 7-6 (1), 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (10) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (8): 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Andrey Rublev (1) beat Maxime Cressy (13): 6-4, 7-6 (8)
  • J.J. Wolf (WC) beat Holger Rune (9): 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
  • Daniel Evans (16) beat Taylor Fritz (3): 3-6, 7-6 (6), 4-1 ret.
  • Mikael Ymer beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Karen Khachanov (7): 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1)
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