Kazakhstan’s Bublik out of Citi Open in Washington
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan lost in the second round of the Citi Open tournament in Washington, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
The 9th-seeded Bublik was eliminated by Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-2, 7-5. The Japanese needed 1h 35 minutes to edge Bublik out.
The Kazakhstani fired 14 aces and made 13 double faults, while Nishikori hit 3 aces and made 3 double faults. This was the first time the opponents met on court.
Next Nishikori will face British Cameron Norrie.
The prize fund of the tournament exceeds $1,8 million.