Benjamin Bonzi beaten in the first round in Washington

Although he was effective on the return early in the game, breaking his opponent in the fourth game, Bonzi found fewer keys later when the American increased his first-ball percentage (from 63% in the first set at 85 and 76% in the second and third). Never off the hook, the Frenchman ended up losing in … Read more

Nick Kyrgios wins the Washington tournament, three years after his last title

Nick Kyrgios ended a three-year drought on Sunday by winning the Washington tournament, confirming his return to the highest level, glimpsed a month ago at Wimbledon, where he reached the final. In the US capital, the Australian player, ranked 63rd at the ATP, disposed of the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (6-4, 6-3), who was ranked 96th … Read more

Rublev and Kyrgios qualify for the semis in Washington

Andrey Rublev, 8th in the world and seeded N.1, qualified for the semi-finals of the Washington hard court tournament on Friday, beating JJ Wolf (99th) 6-2, 6-3. The Russian will face for a place in the final the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (96th), won 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 of the marathon having opposed him to the … Read more

Nick Kyrgios in the Washington Open final

At Nick Kyrgios, the more the end of the tournaments approaches and the more the showman fades in front of the player. Faced with Mikaël Ymer, in the semi-finals of the Washington Open, the Australian never tried to prevent hysteria in the crowd, but remained focused on his game. In the wake of a Wimbledon … Read more

Nick Kyrgios advances to Washington tournament semifinals

After a fierce fight of two and a half hours, Nick Kyrgios, finalist of the last Wimbledon, came to the end of the American Frances Tiafoe (6-7 [5]7-6 [12]6-2), Friday in the quarterfinals of the Washington tournament. The Australian player, still as whimsical – evidenced by his kicks between the legs – and grumbling, against … Read more

Pair released in the 2nd round in Washington

Benoît Paire, 112th in the world, was eliminated in the second round of the Washington hard court tournament on Wednesday, beaten 6-3, 6-2 by 19-year-old Dane Holger Rune (28th). The Frenchman, 33, paid a faulty service, weighed down by eight double faults, and too many unforced errors in total (21 against 10), which allowed his … Read more

Nick Kyrgios rolls out in Washington, Adrian Mannarino eliminated

Facing the American Tommy Paul (seeded n°14), Kyrgios did the job, in hot and humid conditions, to win 6-3, 6-4 in 1h25. In the next round, the Australian will face another American in the person of Reilly Opelka. A tour that Adrian Mannarino will not see. Like Benoit Paire a little earlier in the day, … Read more

Benoît Paire loses to Holger Rune in the second round in Washington

The upturn did not last. The day after his victory against Peter Gojowczyk (7-5, 6-4), his fourth of the season only on the main circuit, Benoît Paire, who indicated that he had finally found “fun on the court”was no match for 19-year-old Dane Holger Rune (6-3, 6-2) in the second round of the ATP 500 … Read more

Venus Williams beaten in the first round of the Washington tournament

Venus Williams, 42 and not now ranked in the WTA, played her first singles match in a year on Monday, in the first round of the Washington tournament, where she had received a wild card. But, opposed to the Canadian Rebecca Marino, 111th player in the world and from the qualifications, the American, seven times … Read more