Usually a man called Donald Trump takes the daily headlines in Washington but the tennis, the drama, the tears and the rain of the Citi Open made it a day to remember in the famous city.
Almost a wash out…
Every year without fail it rains in Washington and tennis gods gave way around 10:30pm BST last night when play began which is 2:30pm in Washington however it did mean late starts and finishes of 3 am local time with some players including Andy Murray being very vocal about this and are considering not playing today.
Noah Rubin, Andrey Rublev and Alex De Minaur all had a busy day in Washington and had to play twice which on anyone is tough especially for the youngsters. All three can be incredibly proud of what they achieved.
Noah Rubin took out John Isner in the first match 6-4 7-6 for the biggest win of his career. Andrey Rublev took out wildcard Paul 7-6 6-4 before setting up a meeting with Noah which he won 6-3 6-2.
Alex De Minaur on the other hand defeated Steve Johnson 6-4 7-5 in his first match of the day and was super impressive in his second match against Hyeon Chung winning 6-2 4-6 6-2 against the South Korean. Next up, a meeting with Andy Murray!
Highly anticipated match delivered!
Alex Zverev the top seed in Washington played his older brother Mischa Zverev for the first time on the tour and the two played some incredible rallies in a close encounter but it was Alex who came through 6-3 7-5 to secure his place into the quarter finals.
Sealed with a hug!
Andy’s battle and tears!
Another battle victory which is part of Andy Murray’s set up as a player but so close to his comeback and his first hard court tournament for around 17 months is absolutely incredible. Read more about his win below;
Business as usual!
The day also saw wins for Kei Nishikori against Denis Shapovalov winning 7-6 6-3, David Goffin crushed Frances Tiafoe 6-0 6-3 and Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated James Duckworth 6-3 6-4.