Nishikori ousts Almagro in Malaysia Open quarters

Updated: 01 October 2011 12:44 IST

Kei Nishikori of Japan ousted top-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.

Nishikori ousts Almagro in Malaysia Open quarters

Kuala Lumpur:

Kei Nishikori of Japan ousted top-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.


The eight-seeded Nishikori will next face Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, who advanced after Nikolay Davydenko of Russia retired with a left hip injury just four games into their match. The third-seeded Tipsarevic was leading 3-1.

"I don't know what the injury is exactly yet," Davydenko said. "I'm a bit scared as I've never had anything like it before. I will still go to Beijing, maybe wait a few days and see what the pain is like."

Serbia's Viktor Troicki also cruised into the semifinals by beating Dmitry Tursunov of Russia 6-4, 6-4.

The second-seeded Troicki failed to serve out the match at 5-2 in the second set but held on for victory at Putra Stadium.

Troicki will face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who defeated fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (3).



Topics : Tennis Nicolas Almagro Kei Nishikori Badminton
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