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Kyrgios serves up a show to down Tsitsipas in Washington

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ByReuters
04/08/2019 at 01:54 | Updated 04/08/2019 at 09:54

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

The mercurial Kyrgios put on a show for the sell-out crowd in Washington, fist bumping with fans mid-match and working in several tweeners, an ill-advised underhanded serve 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 with the spectator apparently advising him to aim for the top seed's backhand.

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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 on a hot and humid night in the U.S. capital.

The world number 52 will be looking for his sixth career title when he faces either third-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev or lucky loser Peter Gojowczyk in the final.

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