Eighth seed Vasek Pospisil advanced to the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open by beating Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The Canadian struggled with cramps late in the match, but still managed to win.
Pospisil, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals, next faces Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
The Spaniard defeated qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).
In yesterday’s other matches, Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan beat Radu Albot of Moldova 6-3, 6-2 and fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Top seed David Ferrer of Spain was due to face Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic later yesterday.
Adrian Mannarino advanced to the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Chinese wild-card Yan Bai 7-5, 7-6 (9/7) in Shenzhen, China, yesterday.
Fifth seed Mannarino converted three of his seven break points.
The Frenchman next faces fourth seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Lukas Rasol 6-4, 6-3.
Garcia-Lopez won the singles titles in Zagreb and Budapest this year,
In yesterday’s other matches, second seed Marin Cilic dropped a set against John Millman of Australia before winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, while seventh seed Aljaz Bedene defeated Chung Hyeon 6-2, 6-0.
Additional reporting by staff writer
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