Dylan Frazier competing at The Masters on Friday.

Frazier reaches semis in singles with victory over McGuffin 

PALM SPRINGS, CA - After World No. 1 Ben Johns fell to No. 17 seed Quang Duong in the Round of 16 on Thursday, the men’s singles portion of The Masters was cracked wide open.

Duong's triumph paved the way for more upsets and underdogs working their way up the draw.

Friday delivered another upset as No. 10 seed Dylan Frazier beat No. 3 seed Tyson McGuffin 11-5, 11-6 

“I’m just trying to serve big and go for big thirds. I'm also playing a little slower and collecting myself between points. I tend to rush it,” said Frazier during a post-match interview. “The ground stroke is the hardest thing for me to figure out and learning how to generate passing shots from my opponents.”

It's a significant victory for Frazier, who continues to make his mark in Palm Springs.

“It’s a confidence booster, for sure,” he said. “Tyson is a tried-and-true champion. I’ve got a lot of confidence, but there’s a lot of competition ahead of me.”

With Johns and McGuffin out of the running for the title, Frazier has a prime opportunity to reach Championship Sunday.

“My goal for this year is to get on the podium consistently and find the right strategies against my opponents,” he explained.

Frazier will face Duong in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Duong defeated eighth-seeded Pablo Tellez 11-4, 11-3 to earn the right to play for a spot in the gold-medal match.

“Duong has an incredible ground stroke game, so I’ll have to have good returns to match him,” remarked Frazier.