Nicolas Almagro advances
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro advanced to the Malaysian Open quarterfinals, beating Spanish player Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) on Thursday.
The 11th-ranked Almagro set up a match against eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 winner over Germany's Philipp Petzschner.
Serbia's Viktor Troicki also advanced, topping Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-4. The second-seeded Troicki saved all three break points he faced. Troicki will play fourth-seeded ...
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