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Greek teen upsets Goffin, Murray out

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, reacts during a match against David Goffin of Belgium in the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington yesterday.


Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated No. 3 seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to reach the semifinals in his Citi Open debut. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas is coming off his first run to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament, last month at Wimbledon. He will face No. 1 seed Alexander Zverev or No. 7 Kei Nishikori, both past champions in Washington, in the semifinals. The quarterfinal between Zverev and Nishikori was delayed by rain.

On the other half of the draw, three-time major champion Andy Murray pulled out of his quarterfinal after winning a trio of three-setters and lamenting a schedule that had him start his latest victory at midnight.

Murray cited fatigue when he withdrew yesterday, hours before he was supposed to face 19-year-old Alex de Minaur, who was given a walkover into the semifinals of the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open.

Murray's third-round victory over Marius Copil ended just past 3 a.m. yesterday. Afterward, Murray told a small group of reporters that he "potentially" could withdrew from the tournament.

He also announced that he was going to skip next week's Toronto Masters.

Murray is working his way back into form after having surgery on his right hip and being sidelined for 11 months.