Rublev advances to quarter-finals in Washington

Andrey Rublev, 8th in the world and seeded N.1, qualified for the quarter-finals of the hard-court tournament in Washington on Friday, beating American Maxime Cressy (32nd) 6-4, 7-6 (10/ 8) after 1h44 of play. The Russian will face for a place in the semi-finals the American JJ Wolf (99th), beneficiary of a wild card, who dismissed the Dane Holger Rune (28th) 7-5, 4-6 , 6-3. Another qualifier, the American Frances Tiafoe (27th) who got rid 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 of the Dutchman Botic Van De Zandschulp (26th).

The day, sunny in the American capital, continues with the resumption of several 8th finals interrupted the day before by storms and rain, including the opposition between Nick Kyrgios against Reilly Opelka. The Australian, winner in 2019 and recent runner-up at Wimbledon, led 7-6 (7/1), 2-1 when the match was abandoned.

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