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Citi Open: After Brooksby and De Minaur, Nishioka beats Khachanov !
Yoshihito Nishioka defeated Karen Khachanov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1) on Thursday evening and will play the winner of the match between American Taylor Fritz, the No 3 seed, and No 16 seed Daniel Evans in the next round
Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka beat Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 7 seed, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1) to reach the last eight of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington on Thursday.
Nishioka, ranked No 96, will face the winner of the match between American Taylor Fritz, the No 3 seed, and No 16 seed Daniel Evans next.
In the previous round of the Citi Open, Washington D.C., the Japanese, aged 26, won against American Jenson Brooksby (6-4, 6-3) and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 11 seed (3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2).
Khachanov, ranked No 24, edged out German qualifier Dominik Koepfer (6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4)
Washington ATP 500, other last 16 matches (Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, hard, USD 2.108.110, to be played on Thursday) :
- Andrey Rublev vs. Maxime Cressy
- Holger Rune vs. J.J. Wolf
- Nick Kyrgios vs. Reilly Opelka
- Grigor Dimitrov vs. Sebastian Korda
- Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Frances Tiafoe
- Taylor Fritz vs. Daniel Evans
- Mikael Ymer vs. Emil Ruusuvuori