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Updated: February 17, 2012, 2:50 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Harrison advanced to the quarterfinals of the SAP Open, closing with a flourish to beat Robby Ginepri 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (0) on Thursday night.

Harrison, who had 27 aces in his previous match, finished with only five this time but won the final 10 points -- including a 7-0 whitewash in the tiebreaker. The 19-year-old American will play qualifier Dimitar Kutrovsky of Bulgaria in the next round. It will be Harrison's fourth quarterfinal appearance in an ATP event.

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