The tournament will be held for the first time in 2021 in Uchiyama’s hometown of Sapporo (Sapporo City Hiragishi Tennis Stadium). The event was held in the hope that tennis fans and children can see professional tennis up close and give back to local Hokkaido. Also last year it was held without spectators due to the corona disaster. Last year it was held as JTT1 of the National Tour, and this year it was held for two consecutive weeks as an ITF International Tournament (total prize $25,000). In the singles quarterfinals, 1st seed Rio Noguchi was trailed in the final set 0-5 by 5th seed Yuki Mochizuki, but from there she won 7 straight and qualified for the semi-finals. 2nd seed Shintaro Imai defeated 7th seed Shuichi Sekiguchi in straight sets, and 6th seed Ryoma Ito defeated Ryusuke Horiuchi, who had advanced from the preliminary round, to advance to the semi-finals. Unseeded Keisuke Saito lost the opening set 0-6 to No. 4 seed Ryota Tanuma but then knocked it down 6-4, 6-3. After losing the Week 1 second round last week, Imai said after the match, “Since last week, I haven’t been able to play aggressively, which is my strength. I was training at , but maybe it was good, but today I think I was able to play aggressively in my own way despite my tenacity.” “There is no good condition all year, so it is important how we react in this situation. Today we saw a good sign. Of course we will aim for the championship, but day after day, we accept the conditions of the day, I would like to be able to fulfill myself 100%,” he said. Saito, who took a win from behind, said: “I faced him a times, and I knew he was a good player before the game. I was not surprised when the first (set) was taken 0-6,” he commented. “The good thing is that I was able to turn things around at the start of the second set . When I felt let down, I tried to make some moves and put pressure on the comeback by increasing my stance. $25,000. This is the second time I’ve made it to the top 4, so I want to do my best once again and make it to the finals somehow.” During the semi-finals of the doubles held on the same day, not all pairs were ranked, with Shi Isomura/Yamato Sueoka and Yuhei Kono/Yusuke Kusuhara qualifying for the final.The results of match 9 are as follows.[Quarts de finale du simple messieurs]Rio Noguchi against Mochizuki Yuki4-6, 6-2, 7-5 Keisuke Saito v Ryota Tanuma0-6, 6-4, 6-3 Ryoma Ito against Ryusuke Horiuchi[Q]6-3, 6-2 Shintaro Imai against Gate Monday6-3, 6-0[Demi-finales double hommes]Shigeru Isomura/Yamato Sueoka v Tomohiro Shobayashi/Ryuki Matsuda, 6-4, 6-3 Yuhei Kono/Yusuke Kusuhara v Keisuke Saito/Ryota Tanuma, 6-4, 6-4 Two men’s singles semi-finals and the doubles final will be played on the 10th.