WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The latest news from Wimbledon (all times local):
Taylor Fritz has made sure there will be an American in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
After three of his countrymen lost in the fourth round, 11th-seeded Fritz ended that streak by beating qualifier Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time.
“I’m glad I was able to get the win on July 4, being an American,” Fritz said in an on-court interview.
It was Fritz’s eighth consecutive victory on grass after winning a warm-up tournament at Eastbourne.
He will then face Rafael Nadal or Botic van de Zandschulp.
Nick Kyrgios is back in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time since his debut in 2014 after improving his record in five sets at the All England Club to 6-0.
Kyrgios overcame an ailing shoulder and a fall in the fourth set to beat 20-year-old American Brandon Nakashima 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 on center court.
Kyrgios needed treatment on his right shoulder several times during the match and was broken twice in a row in the fourth set.
But he took a 5-1 lead in the fifth and converted his first match point with a forehand volley.
Despite the troublesome shoulder, Kyrgios finished with 35 aces. And there was little antics or arguments from the Aussie, unlike his previous match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, when he repeatedly argued loudly with the chair umpire and was charged by his adversary to be disrespectful.
Kyrgios also needed five sets to pass Paul Jubb in the first round. He will then face another unranked player, Cristian Garin from Chile, who came from two sets down to beat Alex de Minaur.
Cristian Garin came from two sets down and saved two match points in the fifth before beating Alex de Minaur to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final.
The unseeded Chilean trailed 5-3 in the first-to-10 tiebreaker of the fifth set before picking up six straight points to take a 9-5 lead. He then converted his second match point to advance 2-6, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-6(6) on Court No 2 after 4 hours and 34 minutes.
He is the first Chilean to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009.
19th-seeded De Minaur had never dropped a set to Garin in three previous encounters and looked set to maintain that streak when he led 3-1 in the third-set tiebreaker. The Aussie then held two match points at 5-4 in the fifth.
Elena Rybakina is in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time after beating Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3 on Court 1.
17th-seeded Rybakina broke in the final game of the first set and then again for a 4-2 lead in the second. She finished with 26 winners against 13 for her opponent.
Rybakina reached the French Open quarter-finals last year, when she made the fourth round at Wimbledon in her first appearance for the All England Club. Martic was playing at Wimbledon for the 10th time but never made it past the fourth round.
Rybakina will then face Alize Cornet or Ajla Tomljanovic.
Former Wimbledon champions Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal will both play on center court after Nick Kyrios opened the day against American player Brandon Nakashima.
All will try to reach the quarter-finals at the All England Club.
Halep won the Wimbledon title in 2019. The 16th-seeded Romanian will take on fourth-seeded Paula Badosa. Second-seeded Nadal will play the final game in the main stadium against Botic van de Zandschulp.
Harmony Tan, the woman who beat seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in the first round, will face 20th seed Amanda Anisimova of the United States on Court No. 1.
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