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ATP roundup: Shintaro Mochizuki continues dream run in Tokyo

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Shintaro Mochizuki continued his dream run at dwelling Friday with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 quarterfinal victory over Australia’s Alexei Popyrin on the Japan Open in Tokyo.

The 20-year-old Mochizuki, ranked No. 215 on this planet, had by no means received an ATP Tour match earlier than this week however will face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev within the semifinals of the ATP 500 occasion. Mochizuki received 25 of 32 factors on the web, fired 23 forehand winners and withstood 21 aces from Popyrin.

Karatsev reached the ultimate quartet with a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 4 seed Alex De Minaur of Australia.

The different semifinal is an all-American affair between Ben Shelton and qualifier Marcos Giron. Shelton defeated fifth-seeded compatriot Tommy Paul 7-6 (4), 6-3, and Giron upended No. 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada 6-1, 6-4.

European Open

No. 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece dealt with No. 5 seed Yannick Hanfmann of Germany 6-3, 6-3 to maneuver on to the semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium.

Tsitsipas fired seven aces and not using a double fault and saved each break factors he confronted for the win. His subsequent opponent might be No. 4 seed Arthur Fils of France, who beat Peruvian eighth seed Juan Pablo Varillas 6-0, 6-3.

The different semifinal will pit No. 3 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan towards German qualifier Maximilian Marterer. Bublik took down France’s Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, whereas Marterer defeated Frenchman Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-2.

BNP Paribas Nordic Open

No seeded gamers stay after No. 2 seed Adrian Mannarino of France and No. 3 seed Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands bowed out in Stockholm.

Playing on a protected rating, Gael Monfils defeated fellow Frenchman Mannarino 7-5, 7-6 (3). Russian qualifier Pavel Kotov saved all seven break factors he confronted and beat Griekspoor 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Serbia’s Laslo Djere beat Czech foe Tomas MacHac 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4, and one other Serbian, Miomir Kecmanovic, superior when Sweden’s Elias Ymer retired down 6-0, 3-2.

–Field Level Media