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Canadian Pospisil moves into Malaysian Open quarters

Associated Press

9/26/2012 9:37:01 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday by beating American qualifier Michael Yani 6-3, 7-5.

The 22-year-old Pospisil will next face either second-seeded Juan Monaco or wild-card entry Jimmy Wang.

"I have had a few good matches and hopefully I can keep my level," Pospisil said. "I lost to Monaco in straights set early this year but whomever I play, it will be tough."

Also, Nikolay Davydenko defeated Indian lucky loser Sanam Singh 7-5, 6-4, and Alex Bogomolov Jr. wasted nine break points before beating British qualifier Dominic Inglot 7-5, 6-3. Bogomolov will next meet top-seeded David Ferrer.

Alejandro Falla of Colombia advanced after Rajeev Ram of the United States retired with a hamstring injury while trailing 7-6 (4), 4-2, and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat sixth-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3, 6-2.