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Fritz, Shapovalov attain second spherical at ATP Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Third seed Taylor Fritz of the United States beat Australia’s James Duckworth to achieve the second spherical on the ATP Japan Open right here on Wednesday.

Fritz, who has moved to a career-best No. 11 within the newest world rankings, defeated the 30-year-old Duckworth 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in a single hour and 47 minutes.

Seventh seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada served a complete of 11 aces to defeat Steve Johnson of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Fritz will subsequent tackle Japan’s Hiroki Moriya and Shapovalov meet Japanese qualifier Rio Noguchi.

Elsewhere, South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo, who upset sixth seed Alex de Minaur of Australia on Tuesday, grew to become the primary participant to e-book a quarterfinal berth after ousting American Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.

Kwon will struggle for the semifinals in opposition to Spain’s Pedro Martinez, who fought again from one set all the way down to defeat compatriot Jaume Munar 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

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