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Pospisil struggles into quarters at Malaysian Open


Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez returns to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic in their singles quarter-final at the Shenzhen Open in China yesterday.

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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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