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2018 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships – Singles

David Goffin was the defending champion, but withdrew before the competition began.

Singles
2018 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
ChampionRussia Daniil Medvedev
Runner-upJapan Kei Nishikori
Final score6–2, 6–4
Details
Draw32 (4Q / 3WC)
Seeds8
Events
Singles Doubles
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Daniil Medvedev won the title, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final, 6–2, 6–4.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Marin Čilić (First round)
  2.   Kevin Anderson (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Kei Nishikori (Final)
  4.   Diego Schwartzman (First round)
  5.   Stefanos Tsitsipas (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Milos Raonic (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Chung Hyeon (First round)
  8.   Richard Gasquet (Semifinals)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
          
    Denis Shapovalov 3 3
Q   Daniil Medvedev 6 6
Q   Daniil Medvedev 6 6
3   Kei Nishikori 2 4
3   Kei Nishikori 77 6
8   Richard Gasquet 621

Top halfEdit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   M Čilić 6 4 61
  J-L Struff 3 6 77   J-L Struff 77 626
  J Chardy 4 6 6   J Chardy 6377 4
  D Džumhur 6 3 3   J-L Struff 6 674
  S Wawrinka 6 6   D Shapovalov 4 79 6
SE   T Fritz 3 4   S Wawrinka 6 1 4
  D Shapovalov 6 3 6   D Shapovalov 4 6 6
7   H Chung 3 6 2   D Shapovalov 3 3
4   D Schwartzman 4 4 Q   D Medvedev 6 6
Q   D Medvedev 6 6 Q   D Medvedev 6 6
Q   M Kližan 6 77 Q   M Kližan 4 3
  S Johnson 4 64 Q   D Medvedev 77 6
Q   Yo Watanuki 676 6 6   M Raonic 643
  R Haase 79 4 1 Q   Yo Watanuki 3 62
  A Mannarino 3 4 6   M Raonic 6 77
6   M Raonic 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
5   S Tsitsipas 6 6
WC   T Daniel 1 3 5   S Tsitsipas 6 5 6
  G Simon 77 652   A de Minaur 3 7 1
  A de Minaur 6177 6 5   S Tsitsipas 3 3
  B Paire 6 77 3   K Nishikori 6 6
  N Jarry 4 61   B Paire 3 5
WC   Y Sugita 4 1 3   K Nishikori 6 7
3   K Nishikori 6 6 3   K Nishikori 77 6
8   R Gasquet 710 6 8   R Gasquet 621
Q   D Kudla 683 8   R Gasquet 77 77
  N Kyrgios 7 77   N Kyrgios 6461
WC   Y Nishioka 5 63 8   R Gasquet 78 77
  M Marterer 5 4 2   K Anderson 6664
  F Tiafoe 7 6   F Tiafoe 3 6 2
  M Ebden 6 612 2   K Anderson 6 3 6
2   K Anderson 4 77 6

QualifyingEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Daniil Medvedev (Qualified)
  2.   Martin Kližan (Qualified)
  3.   Denis Kudla (Qualified)
  4.   Mackenzie McDonald (First round)
  5.   Marius Copil (First round)
  6.   Bradley Klahn (Qualifying competition)
  7.   Hubert Hurkacz (First round)
  8.   Tim Smyczek (First round)

QualifiersEdit

Qualifying drawEdit

First qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
          
1   Daniil Medvedev 6 6
Alt   Hiroki Moriya 3 3
1   Daniil Medvedev 646 6
PR   Egor Gerasimov 77 3 3
PR   Egor Gerasimov 6 6
5   Marius Copil 4 3

Second qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
          
2   Martin Kližan 6 6
    Prajnesh Gunneswaran 4 2
2   Martin Kližan 6 6
6   Bradley Klahn 3 4
    Ruben Bemelmans 6 3 64
6   Bradley Klahn 2 6 77

Third qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
          
3   Denis Kudla 6 3 6
    Horacio Zeballos 2 6 4
3   Denis Kudla 6 1 6
WC   Yasutaka Uchiyama 3 6 3
WC   Yasutaka Uchiyama 6 6
7   Hubert Hurkacz 2 2

Fourth qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
          
4   Mackenzie McDonald 4 6 3
WC   Tatsuma Ito 6 1 6
WC   Tatsuma Ito 2 4
WC   Yosuke Watanuki 6 6
WC   Yosuke Watanuki 6 6
8   Tim Smyczek 4 2

ReferencesEdit