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In Tokyo, Felix Auger-Aliassime wins two matches in a row for the first time since March.

Felix Auger-Aliassime wins 2 straight in Tokyo, 1st time since March

TOKYO (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime crushed Sebastian Ofner, 6-4, 6-1, to progress to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday, winning successive counterparts interestingly since Spring.

The 23-year-old Canadian, who had not won consecutive matches since Indian Wells, energized from a separate in a tight initial set prior to hustling through the second by dominating the last six matches.

“I want results like this,” said Felix Auger-Aliassime. In the wake of moving up his success over Aleksander Vukic in the principal round. ” I put stock in my game and I trust in myself that I have the stuff to succeed at this level. I have done it previously however it is tied in with making it happen. And having a great deal of conviction and a positive brain. I’m glad that my level is meaning the match court following several months.”

Felix Auger-Aliassime next plays American qualifier Marcos Giron, who upset eighth-positioned Casper Ruud, 6-3, 6-4.

Fifth-cultivated Tommy Paul beat individual American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-4, 6-2. The twelfth positioned Paul will play Ben Shelton or Jordan Thompson.

Likewise, Shanghai Experts victor Hubert Hurkacz lost his first-round match to No. 57 Zhang Zhizhen, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Zhang avenged his loss to Hurkacz, breaking serve multiple times and defeating 10 pros in Shanghai.

Third-cultivated Marie Bouzkova progressed to the quarterfinals of the Jiangxi Open in China by beating Amina Anshba, 7-5, 6-0.

Nao Hibino of Japan followed her triumph over top-cultivated Beatriz Haddad-Maia in the main round with a 6-3. 7-5 win over Kimberly Birrell. The 93rd-positioned Hibino will play Diana Shnaider in Friday’s quarterfinals. After the Russian high level when Vera Zvonareva resigned because of disease while following, 6-3, 0-1.

Eighth-cultivated Sara Sorribes Tormo plays Camila Osorio in a late match.

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