Kevin Anderson too good for top seed Thiem

Nishikori beats del Potro to reach Citi Open quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna and American partner Donald Young further lost 5-7, 4-6 to fourth seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the men's doubles quarter-final, ending India's campaign at the tournament.

The clock had nearly struck midnight when the 15th seed finally closed out the third-round match with his 21st ace to seal a 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 ( 9-7) victory in a little under three hours.

World No. 9 Nishikori, whose victory was only his second in seven meetings against 32nd-ranked del Potro, will face American wild card Tommy Paul in the quarterfinals.

The 6-foot-8 South African veteran fought off a match point before serving out the tiebreaker to win 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (7) on Thursday night and improve his career record to 6-0 against the seventh-ranked Thiem. Sock, Zverev vs. Medvedev, and Paul vs. Nishikori. At 5-6, Thiem had a match point, but would not be able to convert. Notably, the latter entered the quarter-final after saving a match point to beat world number nine Dominic Thiem on Friday. "I felt I had a shot after winning the second set but got broken early in the third set and it's much harder to come back against a big server", Bhambri was quoted as saying by PTI. "I'd like to break back into the top 100 by the end of the year and play as many big events as possible". "If I would have served better I could have saved it in the third set".

"Hopefully I can win a few more matches here", Bhambri said.

Anderson has never shared a court with Bhambri except in workouts.

Anderson is aware that it is both an opportunity and a challenge.

"I've practiced with him before but that was a few years ago".

Canadian third seed Milos Raonic, the 2014 Washington champion, defeated Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 to book a Friday quarter-final against USA eighth seed Jack Sock, who downed countryman Jared Donaldson 7-6 (8/6), 6-2.

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