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Japanese wild card Shintaro Mochizuki repeatedly rallied for an exciting knockout of No. 1 seed Taylor Fritz on Thursday on the Japan Open in Tokyo.
The 20-year-old took a goose egg within the first set and trailed 2-5 within the third earlier than finishing an unlikely 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory in simply over two hours for his first profession top-10 win.
Mochizuki will look to proceed his dream run on residence soil within the quarterfinals towards Australia’s Alexei Popyrin, who outlasted Chile’s Cristian Garin 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 within the Round of 16.
Fourth-seeded Alex de Minaur solely confronted one break level in a 6-0, 7-5 win towards Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. He will face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over China’s Zhang Zhizhen.
–Field Level Media