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Japan Open: Moriya through to second round

Hiroki Moriya won against Yuta Shimizu 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday and will play the winner of the match between Australian James Duckworth and American Taylor Fritz, the No 3 seed, in the next round

Lucky loser Hiroki Moriya reached the second round of the Japan Open by beating qualifier Yuta Shimizu 6-1, 6-3 at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Moriya, ranked No 253, will face the winner of the match between Australian James Duckworth and American Taylor Fritz, the No 3 seed, next.

Tokyo ATP 500, other first-round results (Ariake Colosseum, hard, USD 1.953.285, most recent results first):

  • James Duckworth vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Steve Johnson
  • Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Kamil Majchrzak beat Sho Shimabukuro (Q): 7-6 (2), 6-2
  • Nick Kyrgios (5) beat Chun-Hsin Tseng: 6-3, 6-1
  • Rio Noguchi (Q) beat Ramkumar Ramanathan (Q): 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1)
  • Jaume Munar beat Casper Ruud (1): 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniel Evans (8) beat Radu Albot: 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4
  • Borna Coric (9) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis: 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • SoonWoo Kwon beat Alex De Minaur (6): 6-3, 6-2
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Kaichi Uchida (WC): 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Frances Tiafoe (4) beat Yasutaka Uchiyama (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Taro Daniel: 7-5, 7-5
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Shintaro Mochizuki (WC): 6-3, 6-2
  • Pedro Martinez beat Alexei Popyrin: 7-5, 6-4
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