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Korea Open: Shapovalov sails to semi-finals

One of the best versions of Denis Shapovalov won against Radu Albot 6-2, 6-2 on Friday

Denis Shapovalov, 2022 Denis Shapovalov at the National Bank Open in Montreal Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the No 4 seed, advanced to the last four of the Korea Open by winning against Radu Albot 6-2, 6-2 at the Seoul Olympic Park on Friday.

This will be Shapovalov’s second semi-final on the ATP Tour this year after Dubai in March. He lost to Vesely.

Shapovalov, now ranked No 24, will face American Jenson Brooksby, the No 8 seed, next.

Ahead of his victory, the Canadian beat Spaniard Jaume Munar (7-5, 6-4). Shapovalov didn’t win three matches in a singles tournament since Rome in May, when he beat Nadal.

Albot, ranked No 91, won against Japanese lucky loser Hiroki Moriya (6-3, 6-4) and American Steve Johnson (7-6 (3), 7-6 (3)).

Seoul ATP 250, other quarter-finals matches (Seoul Olympic Park, hard, USD 1.117.930, most recent results first):

  • Mackenzie McDonald vs. Aleksandar Kovacevic : Friday in Seoul
  • Casper Ruud vs. Yoshihito Nishioka : Friday in Seoul
  • Jenson Brooksby vs. Cameron Norrie : W.O.
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