Tokyo R2: Tursunov def. Ito 75 63
First QF of the season for Mitya and much needed 110 pts bagged. Credit for capitalizing on the draw opening for him (and he plays Baghdatis instead of Monaco next so even SF is possible).
Really bad start by him though -- serving under 30% and committing 4 DFs in the first two service games. Still, he did hold on both occasions, broke Ito and even had BPs for 5-1 lead before getting broken back. At 5-4 the match was suspended due to rain. After play resumed it seemed to be a rather smooth sailing for the Russian.
Funny fact -- Mitya's 2 of 3 MD wins this year came over Japanese players.