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Raducanu loses to world No 60 in Washington | Norrie into Mexico final

Second seed Emma Raducanu’s Citi Open run has ended with a quarter-final defeat in opposition to Liudmila Samsonova in Washington.

Regardless of a good opening set, Raducanu was in the end overpowered 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 by the Russian world No 60.

Samsonova saved 4 set factors en path to clinching the primary set earlier than cruising residence within the second with 9 aces and 33 winners for the match.

Raducanu proved to be her personal worst enemy as she struggled to compete with Samsanova’s power, mustering simply eight winners and a single ace to go together with 24 unforced errors.

Within the ATP occasion, British males’s No 2 Dan Evans fell in three units to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka of their quarter-final conflict.

After shedding the opening set in a tiebreak, Evans rallied to say the second in convincing vogue.

Nevertheless he was unable to maintain that momentum within the third because the world No 96 pulled out a 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-5 victory.

Norrie to face Medvedev in Mexico closing

Defending champion Cameron Norrie arrange a conflict with world No 1 Daniil Medvedev within the Abierto de Tenis Mifel closing with victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Cameron Norrie celebrates during his Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match against David Goffin on day nine of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday July 5, 2022.
Picture: Cameron Norrie is on the lookout for his third ATP title this yr

The British No 1 battled to a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory over the Canadian second seed in two hours and 19 minutes within the second semi-final in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Norrie’s success, his first over Auger-Aliassime in 5 conferences, saved the third seed heading in the right direction for a 3rd ATP Tour title this yr.

He’ll now face Medvedev, who noticed off fourth seed Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6 6-1 to ensure prime spot on the planet rankings till not less than the tip of the US Open subsequent month.

Norrie instructed reporters: “You at all times need to defend the title however it’s difficult. The beginning was tough however I performed very effectively after shedding the second set.

“I attempt to play in my finest degree and it’s unbelievable to return to the ultimate. I really like {playing} in Mexico.”

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