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Shintaro Mochizuki continues dream run in Tokyo

(Photo credit score: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

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 the earth, had by no means gained an ATP Tour match previous to this week however will face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev within the semifinals of the ATP 500 occasion. Mochizuki gained 25 of 32 factors on the internet, 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.

–Field Level Media

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