Kyrgios beats Tsitsipas to book spot in the Citi Open final

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Australia’s Nick Kyrgios beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final of the Citi Open tennis tournament to set-up a final with Russia’s Daniil Medveded.

The first career meeting between Kyrgios and Tsitsipas lived up to the hype. The Australian saved a match point on his way to a 6-4 3-6 7-6 victory over his Greek doubles partner and a place in the Citi Open final.

Kyrgios put on a show for the sell-out crowd in Washington, fist bumping with fans mid-match. He then hit several tweeners and some slick no-look volleys in a wildly entertaining victory.

For the second night in a row, Kyrgios consulted a fan prior to his serve on match point. The spectator apparently advised him to aim for the top seed’s backhand. Kyrgios did just that and Tsitsipas could only block the rocket of a serve back, setting up an easy forehand winner that ended the match.

The world number 52 will be looking for his sixth career title when he faces third-seeded Russian Medvedev.

Medvedev eased past German Peter Gojowczyk 6-2 6-2 in the second semi-final.

In Golf, South Korea’s Byeong-hun An posted a four-under par 66 to maintain his one-shot lead heading into the final round of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. An, chasing a first US PGA Tour title, sits at 17 under par for the tournament and has yet to make a bogey in 54 holes.

Americans Webb Simpson and Brice Garnett shared second on 194. Another American, Ryan Armour, fired a 65 and was alone in fourth on 195.

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