• Kyodo


Kei Nishikori stayed in the hunt for his first clay-court title after advancing to the last eight of the Copa Claro on Wednesday.

Buoyed by a three-set victory over former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero on Monday, Nishikori rallied to defeat Romanian Victor Hanescu 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in 2 hours, 13 minutes.

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