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Rublev beats Cressy to reach Citi Open quarter-finals

With Citi Open action delayed by rain on Thursday night, round three resumed on Friday and Andrey Rublev was the first winner. He defeated Maxime Cressy to earn a place in the quarter-finals.

Andrey Rublev Andrey Rublev in Hamburg (Imago/Panoramic)

Andrey Rublev, the top seed at the Citi Open, moved into the quarter-finals by beating American Maxime Cressy, the No 13 seed, 6-4, 7-6(8) at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon.

Rublev, ranked No 8, will play the winner of the match between ninth-seeded Dane Holger Rune and American wild card J.J. Wolf.

Ahead of his third-round victory, the Russian followed up an opening bye with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Jack Draper. It was still a good week for Cressy, the world No 32, who had previously posted a win over Jack Sock (4-6, 6-4, 6-0). That avenged a recent Wimbledon loss to Sock.

Here are other round of 16 matchups and results at the Washington, D.C. ATP 500:

  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Sebastian Korda: Fridy
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Reilly Opelka: Friday
  • Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Frances Tiafoe: Friday
  • Holger Rune vs. J.J. Wolf: Friday
  • 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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