Tennis

Canada's Shapovalov defeats Albot in straight sets to reach Korea Open semifinals

Canada's Denis Shapovalov booked his ticket to the Korea Open semifinals after a 6-2, 6-2 win over Radu Albot on Thursday in Seoul.

Richmond Hill, Ont., native will next face American Jenson Brooksby on Friday

Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates after winning a point during his 6-2, 6-2 quarter-final victory over Moldova's Radu Albot on Friday at the Korea Open in Seoul, South Korea. (Lee Jin-man/The Associated Press)

Canada's Denis Shapovalov booked his ticket to the Korea Open semifinals after a 6-2, 6-2 win over Radu Albot on Thursday in Seoul.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., native fired six aces and broke on four of 10 opportunities in the victory. Shapovalov also won 88 per cent of first-serve points.

Albot of Moldova did not have any break point chances and had only one ace in the match.

The 23-year-old Shapovalov defeated Spain's Jaume Munar 7-5, 6-4 in the second round to advance to Thursday's quarter-final.

Shapovalov, the fourth seed in the tournament, will next go head-to-head against Jenson Brooksby on Friday.

WATCH l Shapovalov punches ticket to semis:

Shapovalov is dominant on his way to Seoul semifinals

2 months ago
Duration 1:52
Canadian Denis Shapovalov has yet to drop a set in South Korea as he beat Radu Albot 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the quarter-finals.

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