January 27, 2023



Japan’s Nishioka beats Shapovalov to win Korea Open

Yoshihito Nishioka shocked fourth seed Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to win the Korea Open on Sunday for his second ATP title.

The Japanese participant is ready to rise to a career-high 41 after including the Seoul crown to his triumph on the 2018 Shenzhen Open in China.

Nishioka defeated world No 2 Casper Ruud on the best way to the ultimate and he was neck-and-neck within the first set in opposition to Canada’s Shapovalov, till he broke within the tenth recreation to take the primary set.

Shapovalov, who was additionally chasing a second title, took the higher hand early within the second set.

However the 27-year-old Nishioka bounced again, levelling the set after which powering on to win the match and the title on the tie-break.

Nishioka additionally toppled fifth seed Dan Evans earlier within the match.

Japan’s high males’s participant will subsequent take part within the Japan Open in Tokyo this week.

In the meantime, Kenyan Amos Kipruto received the boys’s London Marathon on Sunday in his first look within the race.

A world bronze medallist in Doha in 2019, the 30-year-old Kipruto crossed the road in London in an unofficial time of two hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds after breaking away from the sector late on.

Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase completed second, with Bashir Abdi of Belgium in third.

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