Washington: when was the last semifinal without a Top Ten presence


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Washington: when was the last semifinal without a Top Ten presence

Washington’s ATP 500 semifinals They will face Jannik Sinner (24th) against new sensation Jenson Brooksby (130th) and Kei Nishikori (67th) against Mackenzie McDonald (107th). When was the last time that in this instance there was no Top Ten presence?

The last time Washington had the four tennis players who would define the title without being in the top 10 of the circuit was in 2016. Five years (four editions, since in 2020 it was not played because of the pandemic) have passed from that moment.

Back then, The semis were disputed by Steve Johnson (25th, ranking at the time) against Ivo Karlovic (35th) and Alexander Zverev (27th) against Gael Monfils (17th).

Finally, the champion was the french, who beat the Croatian 5-7, 7-6 (6) and 6-4 in the final. That was his sixth title of the ten he has so far.

It should be noted that in the previous edition, in 2015, the champion had been Nishikori, who once again made sure to be within the best four and will play a semifinal again after two years.


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