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Patna : World No 143 Hyeon Chung, 23, South Korea, upset World No 30 Marin Cilic, 31, Croatia, in three-sets in 2nd of ATP Rakuten Japan Open at Tokyo, Japan, to enter the quarter-finals of  ATP 500 points event on October 3, 2019. World No 15 David Goffin, 28, Belgium, World No 80 John Millman, 30, Australia, and World No 127 Taro Daniel, 26, Japan, also entered the QFs of the e vent on October 3.

Chung stunned 2014 US Open Champion and 6th seed Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in 2 hr 2 minute in second round at Ariake Forest Sports Plaza, Koto, Tokyo, Japan. Chung won 3 break points in the match to 1 by Cilic. Both the players won 3 games each in a row in the match. The South Korean fired 11 Aces in the match to 8 by the Croatia. Cilic also committed 7 double faults to 1 by Chung.Cilic though won 61 service points in the match to 50 chung.

Third seed Goffin beat World No 32 Denis Shapovalov, 20, Canada, 7-6, 7-6 in 1hr 56 minutes in  2nd round winning both the tiebreaks. Shapovalov though fired 10 Aces in the match to 4 by Goffin, who won 2 games in a row. Goffin won 61 service points to 57 by the Canadian. Goffin will face Chung in QFs on October 4, 2019.

Millman swept part World No 99 Lloyd Harris, 22, South Africa, 6-3, 6-2 to enter the QFs. Millman won 4 break points in the match to 1 by Harris. The Australian won 6 games in a row in the match to 2 by the South African. Harris fired 9 Aces in the match to 2 by the Australian.

Taro Daniel upset World No 56 Jordan Thompson, 25, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 in 2nd round to enter the QFs. Daniel won 1 break point in the match besides winning 2 games in a row. Daniel will face Millman in QFs on October 4.


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