Citi Open Quarter-final Round up

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Richard Gasquet knocked fourth seed Kei Nishikori out of the Citi Open quarter-finals 6-1, 6-4. The world No.14 served and returned at his best, winning 75 percent of his total service points, hitting 9 aces, and converting all 3 of his break points on the Nishikori serve.

Nishikori did his best to make a match of it as the second set went on, his effort climaxing in a break point as Gasquet served for the match at 5-4 in the second. However, Gasquet’s serve was too strong and the Frenchman dug himself out of trouble and took the match, his fourth win over the Japanese in their four career meetings.

American Donald Young upset seventh seeded Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6, 6-2. He will face second seed Milos Raonic in the semi-finals after the Canadian beat surprise semi-finalist Steve Johnson 7-6, 6-2.

In the remaining quarter-final, Vasek Pospisil and Santiago Giraldo were tied at a set all before bad weather caused play to be suspended. The two will resume their match at 1:30pm Saturday.

Commentary by Christian Deverille

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