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Adelaide International 1: End of the road for Popyrin, defeated by Nishioka

Yoshihito Nishioka won against Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (4), 6-7 (8), 6-2 on Friday

Alexei Popyrin, 2020 During an interview at UTS, Alexei Popyrin told Tennis Majors that he won’t be competing in the US Open this season.

Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka beat Australian Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (4), 6-7 (8), 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals of the Adelaide International 1 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Friday.

Nishioka, ranked No 36, will face American Sebastian Korda, who upset sixth seed Jannik Sinner, next.

The Japanese edged out Dane Holger Rune, the No 5 seed (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) and won against American Mackenzie McDonald (6-4, 6-3) in the previous rounds.

Popyrin, ranked No 120, upset Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the second seed (6-4, 7-6 (5)) and beat American Marcos Giron (4-6, 6-4, 6-3).

Adelaide ATP 250, other quarter-final results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 642.735, most recent results first):

  • Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov: Friday
  • Daniil Medvedev beat Karen Khachanov: 6-3, 6-3
  • Sebastian Korda beat Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-1
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