Paire, Hurkacz advance to Winston-Salem Open final

Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz have advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night.

Paire rallied to beat Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 before Hurkacz upset Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4.

Hurkacz, of Poland, is in his first final on the ATP Tour. He is ranked 41st.

The quarterfinals were held earlier Friday after a week of severe weather forced organizers to shuffle the schedule. Paire reached the semifinals by beating 11th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta (11) 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3 while Hurkacz defeated 10th-seeded Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1.

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