Nick Kyrgios’s injury issues only continued Wednesday in Washington. The Australian with retired in Queen’s and Wimbledon due to a hip and yesterday had to pull out after being down 6-3, 3-0 to Tennys Sandgren due to a shoulder problem.
That’s three straight events Kyrgios has retired in!
Meanwhile, top seeds Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic all advanced, though with some difficulty. But no. 6 seed Gael Monfils was stunned by Indian Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for one of his best career wins.
“It’s definitely one of the biggest wins of my career. You play for these moments,” the 25-year-old Bhambri said. “I tried to stay competitive and focused in all my service games. I hung in there at the end and just fought my way through. It gives me a lot of confidence for my next round.”
Today’s schedule includes a tasty showdown between Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori in a battle of former champions. Del Potro has won 15 straight matches in Washington and owns a 5-1 edge over Nishikori.
Top seed Dominic Thiem is also in action as is the No. 1 in the women’s draw, Simona Halep.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 3, 2017
THURSDAY WASHINGTON SCHEDULE
STADIUM start 1:50 pm
WTA –  [WC] S. Halep (ROU) vs M. Duque-Mariño (COL)
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – J. Donaldson (USA) vs  J. Sock (USA)
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP –  D. Thiem (AUT) vs  K. Anderson (RSA)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP –  J. del Potro (ARG) vs  [WC] K. Nishikori (JPN)
 A. Zverev (GER) vs T. Sandgren (USA)
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