TOKYO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Unseeded Mikhail Youzhny continued his series of upsets Saturday with a surprising victory over Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals of the Japan Open.
Youzhny defeated his third straight seeded opponent, knocking off the No. 8 Hewitt 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
That set up a championship meeting Sunday with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded second in this event. Tsonga did not face a break point during the entire match in defeating Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-3.
Youzhny and Tsonga have met only once, in the 2008 Australian Open, and Tsonga recorded a straight-sets victory in that one.
Both finalists will be seeking their fifth career title.