Canada’s Shapovalov advances to quarter-finals at Japan Open


Canada’s Denis Shapovalov superior to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Japanese qualifier Rio Noguchi on Thursday.

Shapovalov, who’s coming off a last look on the Korean Open on Sunday, had his serve working in a dominating show at Ariake Coliseum. The 23-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native, had 5 aces and received 81 per cent of his first serve factors in a match that lasted simply 57 minutes.

Richmond Hill, Ont., native Shapovalov, the No. 7 seed, will face the ninth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia within the quarter-final

Coric delivered 10 aces in his 7-5. 6-2 victory over American Brandon Nakashima on Thursday.

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Denis Shapovalov cruises into the quarter-finals on the Japan Open

Canadian Denis Shapovalov continues his resurgence, simply defeating Japan’s Rio Noguchi in straight units 6-3,6-1 and strikes on to the quarter-finals on the Japan Open.

In the meantime, Miomir Kecmanovic saved six match factors earlier than beating Daniel Evans 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) Thursday to succeed in the quarter-finals on the Japan Open.

The Serbian was trailing 40-0 with Evans serving at 5-4 within the third set earlier than producing sequence of winners to degree the match.

“That was the primary time that I used to be in a position to do this,” Kecmanovic mentioned. “I used to be fully tuned out of the match, and I simply went for it in that second.”

Kecmanovic will subsequent tackle Frances Tiafoe within the quarter-finals. The American received his thirteenth consecutive tiebreaker to beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-1, 7-6 (7).

Nick Kyrgios had 22 aces in his 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kamil Majchrzak. The Australian certified for his ninth quarter-final look this 12 months.


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