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No. 2-ranked Federer ousted by Nishikori in Madrid

Updated: May 9, 2013, 8:42 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Roger Federer was ousted by Kei Nishikori of Japan with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 loss Thursday in the third round of the Madrid Open.

Following the loss by the second-ranked Swiss, Rafael Nadal is now the clear favorite for the title -- or the next big name who should be wary of an upset.

Nadal didn't let his sore knee get in the way in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mikhail Youzhny that put him in the quarterfinal, and third-seeded Andy Murray had to come from behind to edge past Giles Simon ...

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