The 26-year-old Japanese impressively overcame falling 5-2 down in the opening set to win 7-6 (8/6) 6-1. He progresses to his third ATP Masters 1000 final, where he will face the winner of the other semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils.

The Serb top seed and the Frenchman meet later on on Saturday.

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