Thursday, July 21, 2016

Citi Open 2016 - Day 5 Photo Recap

#1 John Isner topped James Duckworth 6-3, 6-4

So much for upsets. The top eight seeded men were victorious at yesterday's Citi Open, led by John Isner and Gaël Monfils, who breezed to straight set wins on Stadium Court. Isner ended qualifier James Duckworth's impressive run with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, after Monfils' 6-3, 6-2 romp over China's Yen-Hsun Lu. Bernard TomicBenoît Paire and Steve Johnson also advanced; but #9 seed Kevin Anderson was upset by Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in a three-set thriller on Grandstand 1, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(3.)

On the women's side, top seed Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round after former world #1 Caroline Wozniacki retired due to injury (left arm.) Wozniacki was ahead 7-5, 3-4, but couldn't continue after having her serve broken in the second set. What a shame. Isner headlines today's star-studded card, facing off against Marcos Baghdatis on Stadium Court (not before 5:00 PM.) If you fancy a better/closer view, head over to Grandstand 1 for a juicy matchup between #3 seed Tomic and big-serving Ivo Karlović (not before 4:00 PM.) Click here to purchase tickets; and click here to see yesterday's full results.

#2 Gaël Monfils def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-2

Miyu Kato

Shuko Aoyama

Naomi Broady

Risa Ozaki

Malek Jaziri upset #9 Kevin Anderson in three sets

Ivo Karlović def. Brian Baker 6-3, 7-6(4)

Brian Baker 

Best view in the house