Alexander Zverev overcomes Nishikori Kei Nishikori to win Citi Open quarter-final
The 19-year-old is projected to soar past his previous career-best world ranking of 68 and could make the top 50.
Top seed and defending champion Alexander Zverev overcame Kei Nishikori to win their rain-delayed Citi Open quarter-final in three sets on Friday, after Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament citing fatigue.
Zverev bounced back after dropping the opening set to overhaul the seventh-seeded Japanese 3-6 6-1 6-4, eliminating him from the tournament for the second consecutive year.
When play resumed, Zverev took a second break thanks to a series of errors by Nishikori and closed out the match.
Nishikori had earlier controlled play as Zverev stayed largely behind the baseline but that changed in the second set, when the German became far more aggressive, especially on return.
The teenaged Tsitsipas took advantage of an uncharacteristic slew of unforced errors by Goffin to topple the world number 11.
He saved all three break points he faced and fired seven aces to Goffin's four in the upset. He also won 86 percent of his first serve points.
De Minaur moved into his third ATP semi-final, after reaching his first two in January at Brisbane and Sydney. The 19-year-old is projected to soar past his previous career-best world ranking of 68 and could make the top 50.
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