Place of origin: Tokyo
[8 octobre 2020]The quarter-finals of the Rakuten Japan Open men’s tennis (Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championship 2022) took place on the 7th, and Nick Kyrgios (Australia), seeded fifth in the tournament, injured his left knee. the game because of the pain.
Kyrgios was scheduled to face third-seeded American Taylor Fritz. Fritz will face seventh seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada in the semifinals.
“Actually, at the time of the US Open, I had a little problem with my knee. Maybe I didn’t rest enough after I came back, because I was training right away,” said Kyrgios. It wasn’t “particularly” a problem during the tournament, but he revealed he was in “a lot” of pain during training that day. Regarding the abstention, he regretted that it was “very painful” and promised to participate in the Rakuten Open next year. He plans to participate in several competitions in the future.
Elsewhere, fourth-seeded Frances Tiafoe of the United States beat Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-0, 6-4. In the semi-finals, he will face the non-seeded Kwon Soonwoo (Korea).
Kwon beat Pedro Martinez (Spain) 6-3, 6-0 to qualify. Shapovalov advanced to the last four with a 6-4, 6-3 win in straight sets over ninth seed Borna Coric of Croatia. (c)AFP/Katie Forster