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Stuttgart Open: Kyrgios through to last four Murray clash after Fucsovics retirement

Nick Kyrgios benefited from the abandonment of Marton Fucsovics (7-6 [3], 3-0) on Friday evening. He’ll play Andy Murray in the next round

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) at the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) at the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Australian Nick Kyrgios advanced to the last four of the Stuttgart Open when Hungarian Marton Fucsovics retired from their match at Tennis Club Weissenhof on Friday evening.

He will next play a friend of his – a resurgent Andy Murray.

Kyrgios, ranked No 78, led 7-6 [3], 3-0 when Fucsovics, ranked No 55, pulled out at Tennis Club Weissenhof on Friday evening.

In the previous rounds, Kyrgios beat Czech Jiri Lehecka (7-6 [3], 6-3) and Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, the No 5 seed (6-7 [4], 6-4, 6-3), while Fucsovics edged out Austrian Jurij Rodionov (6-7 [5], 6-3, 6-4) and won against Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 3 seed (7-5, 6-7 [7], 6-3) in the previous rounds.

Stuttgart ATP 250, other last 8 results (Tennis Club Weissenhof, grass, EUR 769.645, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray beat Stefanos Tsitsipas: 7-6 [4], 6-3
  • Matteo Berrettini (2) beat Lorenzo Sonego (6): 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Benjamin Bonzi vs. Oscar Otte
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