Medvedev, Auger-Aliassime Advance In Los Cabos; Kyrgios-Opelka Halted Due To Rain In D.C.
Daniil Medvedev cruised into the Los Cabos semifinals crushing Ricardis Berankis 6-2, 6-2. After a scratchy opener to his hard court campaign, the defending US Open champion was pleased with his level.
“It was very different,” Medvedev said when asked of his first match vs today. “My opponent played very different, much more aggressive. To be honest, against that type of player sometimes you don’t have much to do. Just try to serve well, bringing the balls back in the court.
“That’s what I managed to do. He missed a little but too much today and that was enough.”
The top-heavy event will see the top 4 seeds in the semifinals. Medvedev will now collide with No. 4 seed Miomir Kecmanovic who upended Brandon Nakashima. In the other semi it’s defending champion Cameron Norrie against second-seeded Felix Auger Aliassime.
The No. 3 seed Norrie ousted Radu Albot 6-3, 7-6(3). Auger-Aliassime edged American Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6(3).
In D.C., before the final rain storm hit late in the evening, Nick Kyrgios was leading Reilly Opelka 7-6(1), 2-1 on serve in the second. Torrential rains his the capital earlier in the day, but a second round closed the session just before 10pm local time.
Earlier in the heat, Taylor Fritz succumbed to the elements retiring down 4-1 in the third to Dan Evans. Fritz took to social media to explain his retirement.
Quick explanation of what happened to me today, sorry if I worried anybody I’m okay 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nY1EUuYKuc
— Taylor Fritz (@Taylor_Fritz97) August 5, 2022
Tomorrow, Andrey Rublev will trying again to face Maxime Cressy in the 16s with either Holger Rune or JJ Wolf in the quarters.
The Kyrgios-Opelka winner will face the Van De Zandschulp-Tiafoe victor which was halted at the start of the third. Kyrgios also has doubles to play, as well.
Grigor Dimitrov will also try to finish off Sebastian Korda. Dimitrov was leading 6-4.
Evans, Yoshihito Nishioka and Mikael Ymer are already through to the quarters and won’t have to worry about playing two singles matches.
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