Nick Kyrgios & France Tiafoe Begin Washington Campaign | ATP Tour


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Nick Krygios and Frances Tiafoe defeat Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig on Wednesday in Toronto.

Skupski/Venus also advance

Wild cards Nick Kyrgios and Frances Tiafoe opened their Citi Open doubles campaign with a hard-fought win over third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig 7-5, 1-6, 11-9 on Wednesday in Washington.

The Australian-American tandem, who are teaming for the first time this week, won 75 per cent (36/48) of their first-service points to set up a meeting with #NextGenATP stars Sebastian Korda and Jannik Sinner.

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Neal Skupski and Michael Venus also advanced to the quarter-finals as the second seeds overcame French-Australian team Fabrice Martin and Max Purcell 7-5, 6-3 in 67 minutes. The British-New Zealand tandem next face Cameron Norrie and Luke Saville.

Alex de Minuar and John Millman sprung a surprise as the Australians upset top seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek 7-6(4), 5-7, 10-7. De Minuar and Millman will next play Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Melo after the Brazilian-New Zealand team took down Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop 7-6(8), 6-2.

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