Taylor Fritz (USA) chases a shot against Daniel Evans (GBR) (not pictured) on day four of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, in Washington, Aug. 4, 2022. (Geoff Burke/USA Today)
Third-seeded Taylor Fritz of the United States retired in the third set on Thursday due to illness in searing conditions in Washington, allowing 16th-seeded Daniel Evans of Great Britain to advance to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.
Evans was leading 3-6, 7-6(6), and 4-1 before Fritz stopped the match.
Fritz wrote later in a post on social media, “Today, I felt like I was going out. My vision was getting fuzzy .”
He said that although his training had been halted due to an injury to the foot, he was not prepared for these conditions. However, he stated that his foot performed well on Thursday.
Evans will face Japan’s Yoshihito Nishoka in the quarterfinals. He defeated seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov from Russia 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (1).
In the third round, Sweden’s MikaelYmer beat Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland 6-3, 66-7(3), and 6-4.
Australian’s Nick Kyrgios was fourth-seeded Reilly Opelka from the United States 7-6 (1). Their match was halted by lightning in the area. Fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, won the first set 6-4 against Sebastian Korda of the United States.
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Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia needed just 80 minutes to cruise past Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis 62, 6-2 in the quarterfinals at Los Cabos, Mexico.
Medvedev finished with an 8-1 edge in aces and won 88 percent of his first-serve points. Medvedev will next meet with Miomir Kecmanovic, fourth seed from Serbia. He defeated sixth-seeded Brandon Nakashima, 6-2 and 6-4.
Two matches were set for Thursday with Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada taking on Steve Johnson of the United States, while Cameron Norrie of Great Britain took on Radu Albot (Moldova) in third place.
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