2 October 2022 | 8:11 am
Seoul, South Korea (AP) — Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan defeated fourth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the Korean Open title on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Japanese, who defeated high seed and world No 2 Casper Rudd within the quarterfinals, was spectacular in protection and his counter-punching model finally knocked down his extremely ranked opponent in slightly below two hours on the Seoul Olympic Park . Tennis Heart.
Unseeded Nishioka, who appeared in his second championship match this 12 months after reaching the Washington finals in August, received off to an awesome begin and located his rhythm early to assert the primary set.
The second set noticed a change of tempo as Shapavolov discovered his boundary from the backcourt to take a 3-1 lead. However Nishioka rallied to take the set to a tiebreak, the place she labored sturdy to win her first match since her maiden title on the Schengen Open in 2018 – the place she additionally defeated Shapovalov of their final assembly.