- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the BB&T; Atlanta Open quarterfinals on Thursday night, beating American Jared Donaldson 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a rain-interrupted match.

Kyrgios won an indoor event in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title. He will face fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain, a 6-1, 6-3 winner over France’s Julien Benneteau.

Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos set up a quarterfinal in the day session. Nishioka beat fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, and Zeballos topped Germany’s Tobias Kamke 6-1, 6-4.

On Wednesday, three-time defendiing champion John Isner overpowered France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-0 to set up an all-American quarterfinal against eighth-seeded Taylor Fritz. The 6-foot-10 Isner, a former University of Georgia star, has reached the finals in Atlanta five of the previous six years.

In the other quarterfinal, seventh-seeded Donald Young will play fellow American Reilly Opelka. The 18-year-old Opelka is 6-foot-11.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide