Tennis: Unfancied Moriya pushes third seed Fritz at Japan Open


Third seed Taylor Fritz reached the Rakuten Japan Open quarterfinals after being pushed to three sets by unheralded Japanese opponent Hiroki Moriya in an unexpectedly tough second-round battle on Thursday. World No. 261 Moriya, who entered the main draw as lucky loser, bounced back from a lopsided opening set to stun the 11th-ranked American in the second, eventually going down 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in just under two hours. The 31-year-old journeyman was left flying the flag for the host country at Ariake Tennis Park following qualifier Rio Noguchi's 6-3, 6-1 loss to Canadian seventh seed Denis Shapov...

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