Washington DC, United States, 3 August 2019 | AAP / tennis.com.au

Nick Kyrgios blasted his way past Norbert Gombos in straight sets on Friday to book his place in the semifinals of the Washington Open.

The Australian was at his best, covering every inch of the court to pull off some shots for his career highlights reel, before overcoming his Slovakian opponent 6-3 6-3.

“I’m super happy that all the work I’ve been doing off the court is translating on the court,” said Kyrgios.

“Four days in a row and four matches at my highest level. I’m pretty happy about it.


“I love playing night matches. The crowd gets into it, so I’m just trying to give them some fun tennis and also give them some wins as well.”

The final four of the ATP tournament will see Kyrgios up against recent doubles partner Stefanos Tsitsipas, after the number one seed defeated Benoit Paire 7-5 6-0.

“He’s an amazing player and I have the utmost respect for him,” said Kyrgios.

“He goes about it differently than me. We’ve gotten to know each other this week and we’re literally the polar opposites! It’s going to be a lot of fun, so I’m excited for it.”

Russian Daniil Medvedev will take on German Peter Gojowczyk in the other semifinal, after they overcame Marin Cilic and Kyle Edmund in their respective quarterfinals.