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Delray Beach Open: Denis Shapovalov moves into semis, Hyeon Chung faces exit

Denis Shapovalov of Canada beat American Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 on Friday at the Delray Beach Open to earn the second semifinal berth of his career.

tennis Updated: Feb 24, 2018 14:13 IST
Delray Beach Open,Denis Shapovalov,Hyeon Chung
Denis Shapavalov in action against Taylor Fritz at the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament on Saturday.(AFP)

Denis Shapovalov and Steve Johnson reached the Delray Beach Open semi-finals as Hyeon Chung faced an exit when the rain hit.

Shapovalov, 18, beat fellow young gun Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 in their quarter-final at the ATP 250 event in Florida on Friday.

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The Canadian teenager looks on track to make the most of a tournament which has seen almost all of its seeds fall.

Shapovalov took his chances against Fritz, converting both of his break points as the American was unable to take either of his.

His last-four opponent is still unknown after the clash between Chung – the only seed left in the draw – and Frances Tiafoe was suspended due to rain.

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Tiafoe was leading 5-7, 6-4, 5-3 when the encounter was pushed back to Saturday.

On the other side of the draw, Johnson will face Peter Gojowczyk in a semi-final.

Johnson cruised past Evgeny Donskoy 6-1, 6-4 and Gojowczyk overcame wildcard Reilly Opelka 7-6, (7-5), 6-3.

First Published: Feb 24, 2018 14:13 IST