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Nishioka wins, to face top seed Rublev in Citi Open semis

Yoshihito Nishioka edged out Daniel Evans 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 on Friday He’ll face Russian Andrey Rublev, the top seed, for a place in the final

Yoshihito Nishioka at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Yoshihito Nishioka at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka edged out No 16 seed Dan Evans 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 to move into the semi-finals of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington on Friday.

Nishioka, ranked No 96, will face Russian Andrey Rublev, the top seed, next.

Ahead of his win on Friday, the Japanese won against American Jenson Brooksby (6-4, 6-3), Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 11 seed (3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2) and Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 7 seed (7-6 (2), 7-6 (1)).

Evans, ranked No 40, defeated Kyle Edmund (6-1, 6-2) and American Taylor Fritz, the No 3 seed (3-6, 7-6 (6), 4-1 ret.) earlier in the tournament.

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

  • Nick Kyrgios beat Frances Tiafoe 6.7, 7-6, 6-2
  • Mikael Ymer beat Sebastian Korda: 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
  • Andrey Rublev beat J.J. Wolf (WC): 6-2, 6-3
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