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Stefano Tsitsipas reaches third round of Citi Open with straight-sets defeat of Tommy Paul in Washington Tommy Paul was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Citi Open second round World No 6 and top seed will play Jordan Thompson for a place in fourth round John Isner, Milos Raonic and Benoit Paire also progressed in Washington

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 15:07 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 15:07 BST, 1 August 2019

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Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas made relatively-light work of wild card Tommy Paul to reach the third round of the Citi Open in Washington.

The world No 6 wrapped up the first set 6-3 in just over half an hour, but the American pushed hard in the second.

Paul broke for a 5-3 lead, but lost his next two service games as Greek Tsitsipas edged a 6-5 lead and served out for the match.

Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a third round clash with Jordan Thompson at the Citi Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a third round clash with Jordan Thompson at the Citi Open

Fifth seed John Isner saw off Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 6-4, while 15th seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert was knocked out after the Frenchman lost 3-6 6-4 7-6 (5) to Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

Milos Raonic, the eighth seed from Canada, beat American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-1 6-4 and ninth-seeded compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime saw off Reilly Opelka 6-4 3-6 6-4.

Number 10 seed Benoit Paire needed three sets to get past Australian Marc Polmans, the world number 30 winning 6-3 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) in just over two-and-a-half hours.

Yoshihito Nishioka upset seventh seed David Goffin 6-7 (5) 6-2 7-6 (5), Nick Kyrgios beat 11th seed Gilles Simon 6-4 7-6 (5), fellow

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