Top seed Richard Krajicek advanced to the Japan Open semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over David Prinosil.
His semifinal opponent will be No. 6-seed Patrick Rafter. Rafter outplayed fellow Australian Todd Woodbridge, seeded fourth, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
No. 5 Thomas Johansson beat No. 13 Mark Woodforde of Australia 6-3, 6-4. Johansson will play Lionel Roux of France, who advanced 6-3, 6-1 over No. 7 Martin Damm of the Czech Republic.
Japan’s Ai Sugiyama beat American Kimberly Po 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to reach the women’s final. Sugiyama will face American Amy Frazier, a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Australian Annabel Ellwood.
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