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Tennis: Top seed Rublev set for double duty in Washington quarter-finals

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Top seed Andrey Rublev set up a double duty quarter-final matchup at the ATP and WTA Washington Open on Friday (Aug 5) by ousting US 13th seed Maxime Cressy in the US Open tuneup.

World number eight Rublev defeated Cressy 6-4, 7-6 (10/8) after one hour and 42 minutes in a match postponed from Thursday due to rain.

Next up for Rublev is 99th-ranked US wildcard JJ Wolf, who beat Danish ninth seed Holger Rune 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 36 minutes in their rain-delayed encounter.

Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios, hometown hero Frances Tiafoe and American Sebastian Korda – whose matches were halted by Thursday’s storms – finished off triumphs Friday and advanced to night quarter-finals.

Rublev broke to 2-1 and held from there to win the first set in 35 minutes without facing a break point.

In the second set, Rublev saved a break point in the second game with a…

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