Frank Dancevic needed just 50 minutes to earn his 18th straight victory and a fourth straight semifinal on Friday, advancing past Japanese Kaichi Uchida 6-2, 6-1 in the $15,000 Mayfair Futures quarter-finals at Mayfair Parkway in Markham, Ont.
Dancevic has dropped just 10 games through three matches this week, with each requiring less than an hour on court. The tournament’s No. 1 seed won two-thirds of the total points in his match against Uchida and blasted 10 aces to help him secure the win.
Champion the past three weeks at the Calgary Futures, Donalda Futures, and Tevlin Futures, Dancevic is now just two wins away from a fourth trophy in as many weeks.
Next up for world No. 220, who will be celebrating his 31st birthday on Saturday, will be No. 6 seed Noah Rubin of the United States. Ranked world No. 6 in juniors just two years ago, Rubin ousted No. 3 seed Marko Tepavac of Serbia 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. This will be the fifth meeting between Dancevic and Rubin, with the Canadian capturing all of their previous matches in straight sets.
In other results, Canadian wild card Alejandro Tabilo put up a fight but was not able to overcome No. 2 seed Sanam Singh of India. Singh managed to stay ahead of 18-year-old Tabilo in each set, ultimately winning 6-4, 6-3 in what was the young Canadian’s first professional quarter-final appearance.
In the semifinals, Singh will take on No. 7-seeded American Jared Hiltzik, who defeated countryman Winston Lin 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
The doubles champions were also crowned on Friday, with No. 2 seeds Nathan Pasha and Raymond Sarmiento besting Serbian-Japanese team Tepavac and Uchida 7-6(4), 6-2.
The $15,000 Mayfair Futures is the final tournament of a five-week ITF Pro Circuit swing in Canada which began in Winnipeg in late August. The event will conclude with the singles final on Sunday. For the complete draws and results, please visit the ITF website.