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Zverev beats Nishikori in Washington Open quarters

04 Aug 2018, 10:55 ( 7 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Germany's Alexander Zverev. File Photo Xinhua.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev of Germany rallied to beat Japanese star Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the Washington Open on Friday.

   The top seed eliminated Nishikori for the second consecutive year in the event, ousting the seventh seed 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

   "It was great. It was a fantastic match, a very high level from the baseline," Zverev said. "We both played great, so happy to be through to the semifinals. Hopefully it will be another good few days here."

   On Saturday, he'll face 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece for a berth in final.

   "Hopefully it's going to be a good match. Hopefully it's going to be entertaining," Zverev said. "He's been playing great this year. But for me, nothing changes. I want to go out there and I want to try to win."