Shingo Kunieda defeated Britain's Gordon Reid to win the ITF Japan Open quarter-final ©Getty Images

Crowd favourite Shingo Kunieda beat Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Gordon Reid of Britain in the quarter-final of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Japan Open. 

The clash was a rematch of the 2018 final, when Reid took his second successive Japan Open title. 

This time it was Kunieda who emerged victorious courtesy of an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 scoreline at Kenei Chikuhoryokuchi Tennis Centre in Iizuka. 

Kunieda will next play Tom Egberink of the Netherlands, who came from one set down to defeat Sweden's two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The other semi-final will be between France's Stephane Houdet and 2016 finalist Joachim Gerard of Belgium.

Houdet had battled against Japan's Takashi Sanada to win 7-6, 7-6, while Gerard had triumphed 6-3, 6-3 over Frenchman Nicolas Peifer.

In the women's competition, two Dutch players have reached the semi-final stage.

Diede de Groot beat South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane 6-3, 6-3, while Aniek van Koot defeated compatriot Marjlein Buis 6-4, 6-2.

World number one de Groot's next opponent will be Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock, while van Koot will be challenged by world number two and home favourite Yui Kamiji.

The competition continues tomorrow.