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Taylor Fritz Loses to Tallon Griekspoor in Semifinals of D.C. Tournament

Top American Taylor Fritz’s seven match winning streak was stopped at the semifinals of the D.C. Open Saturday night in three sets by Tallon Griekspoor.

The 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 triumph for the 37th-ranked Dutchman is his first career win over a top 10 opponent in 10 attempts. He’ll play Sunday evening for his third ATP title of 2023 and 28th match win of the year. A 12-seed in D.C., Griekspoor was No. 153 in the world at the start of 2021 before catching fire this year.

Fritz, the world No. 9 and top Washington seed was vying for his second final in as many weeks after his run to the Atlanta Open title last week. Before Saturday, Fritz has only had been broken twice in his previous 82 service games and only once this tournament. Griekspoor did it three times, including twice in the decisive set, while only facing two break points the entire match.

Griekspoor will face the winner of the late match Saturday between fifth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and ninth-seeded Brit Daniel Evans in the first meeting between the two. Evans eliminated Hyattsville-native and two-seed Frances Tiafoe in straight sets in the quarterfinals on Friday. Griekspoor’s win ensures Andy Roddick will remain the last American man to have won in Washington, having done so in 2007.


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