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Japan Open 2018: Shapovalov Slides into Quarter Finals

Date
04 October 2018

Tokyo, Japan – Denis Shapovalov (CAN) reached the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open Wednesday night. In a memorable first meeting, he and Stan Wawrinka (SUI) kept the crowd on edge with an epic battle of one-handed backhands, but it was Shapovalov who ultimately held on to take the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) and Frances Tiafoe (USA) round out the round-of-16 winners from the original seven main draw members of #TeamYonex. Both have matches lined up today for a chance to join Shapovalov in the quarterfinals.

The Yonex Stringing Team serves as official stringer for the fifth consecutive year, providing the tournament with the highest quality stringing service.

For more information: https://www.rakutenopen.com/en/

Yonex athletes:

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) VCORE 95, POLYTOUR STRIKE 125

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) VCORE PRO 97

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) EZONE 98, POLYOTUR PRO 120

Frances Tiafoe (USA) VCORE PRO 97, POLYTOUR PRO 125