Yuki Bhambri's dream run at ATP Citi Open comes to an end

Nishikori beats del Potro to reach Citi Open quarterfinals

He ousted the defending champion Gael Monfils 6-3 4-6 7-5 in the round of 32 and beat Guido Pella for his fifth win this week in order to reach the quarter-finals.

Sock will face Kevin Anderson for a place in the Washington final after the South African ended plucky Yuki Bhambri's interest in the competition.

Anderson missed a chance in the second set to convert a match point and in the third set, he swerved close to the precipice.

Alexander Zverev, my pre-tournament pick to win, has to deal with the vexing Russian Daniil Medvedev, who used precariously timed trainer sessions versus an exasperated Steve Johnson to turn the emotional tide of a match he was losing into a victory.

Bhambri will be motivated to post another win in Washington, but he has to be at his best to even test Anderson, who has a better experience of playing at big stages.

The Austrian then captured the next two points of the tiebreak to level the match at one set apiece and send the contest into an exciting decider. "If I would have served better I could have saved it in the third set". But Thiem was broken in the 10th game while serving for the match. "I'd like to break back into the top 100 by the end of the year and play as many big events as possible".

Anderson managed to get the mini-break in the next point before he closed out the match.

The third set tiebreaker is where things really became tense.

Anderson and Bhambri have never faced each other before.

Canadian third seed Milos Raonic, the 2014 Washington champion, defeated Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 to book a Friday quarter-final against USA eighth seed Jack Sock, who downed countryman Jared Donaldson 7-6 (8/6), 6-2. He comes in and attacks. "It's a challenge", Anderson said.



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