ATP Roundup: Emil Ruusuvuori Earns Upsets Win in Washington

By Field Level Media
Field Level Media
Field Level Media
August 4, 2022 Updated: August 4, 2022

Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori never lost his serve en route to a 6–4, 7–6 (3) win over second-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open in Washington.

Ruusuvuori went 4-for-4 on break points on his own serve, and he converted his only break point on Hurkacz’s serve for a 3–2 lead in the first set.

Sixth-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada also stumbled in the second round, falling 6–2, 6–7 (5), 6–3 to the United States’ J.J. Wolf. Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka topped 11th-seeded Alex de Minaur of Australia 3–6, 7–6 (6), 6–2, and the United States’ Sebastian Korda routed 12th-seeded Sebastian Baez of Argentina 6–1, 6–4.

Nick Kyrgios, who made his first career Grand Slam final last month at Wimbledon, beat 14th-seeded Tommy Paul of the United States 6–3, 6–4.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a forehand against Tommy Paul of the United States (not pictured) on day three of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington on Aug 3, 2022. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Other second-round winners included four Americans, third-seeded Taylor Fritz, fourth-seeded Reilly Opelka, 10th-seeded Frances Tiafoe, and 13th-seeded Maxime Cressy. Also advancing were fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, ninth-seeded Holger Rune of Denmark, and Mikael Ymer of Sweden.

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Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia rolled past Australia’s Rinky Hijikata 6–4, 6–3 to reach the quarterfinals in Los Cabos, Mexico.

In other second-round action, second-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada earned a 6–3, 7–5 win over Mexico wild card Alex Hernandez, and third-seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain crushed Chun-Hsin Tseng of Taiwan 6–3, 6–0.

Fourth-seeded Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia cruised past Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6–4, 6–2. Sixth-seeded Brandon Nakashima of the United States dumped Australia’s Max Purcell 6–3, 6–3, and the United States’ Steve Johnson overtook seventh-seeded Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia 6–7 (3), 6–4, 6–4.

Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis got past Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 7–6 (4), 6–3.