Citi Open: Raonic falls in straight sets

Nishikori beats del Potro to reach Citi Open quarterfinals

Nishikori, victor of this tournament in 2015, prevailed 6-4, 7-5 in 1 hour, 49 minutes at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington.

"I don't like to play big servers in general".

"I've practiced with him before but that was a few years ago".

Anderson sent down 12 aces and saved all five break points as he reached his first final since claiming the Winston-Salem Open in 2015.

Thiem staved off defeat the first time after an 11-stroke rally culminated with a whipped forehand victor into the corner that Anderson could only watch helplessly as it whistled past. Notably, the latter entered the quarter-final after saving a match point to beat world number nine Dominic Thiem on Friday.

U'khand was in the dark about Chinese incursions in Barahoti
The stand-off ensued after the Indian side objected to China trying to build a road in the region located near Bhutan. They had a heated exchange of words with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) before they left after two hours.

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. Although no one was broken in the second set, Thiem managed to break Anderson twice to make the score 4-3 in his favor.

However, he made a good comeback in the second set, breaking the World no. 45's serve in the first game itself. "If I'm taking care of business on my side of the ball, then I give myself the best chance".

"I would like to break back into the top 100 by the end of the year and play as many big events as possible".

Third-seeded Milos Raonic, the 2014 Citi Open champion, won a lengthy first-set tiebreak on the way to beating Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (7), 6-3, and eighth-seeded Jack Sock beat fellow American Jared Donaldson 7-6 (6), 6-2.

Kei Nishikori defeated three-time champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the rain-delayed Citi Open.

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