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Nishikori halts del Potro's run in Basel

Japan's Kei Nishikori returns a ball to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Kei Nishikori ended Juan Martin del Potro's long winning run at the Swiss Indoors, edging their quarterfinal 7-5, 6-4 on Friday.

The third-seeded Japanese saved all eight of Del Potro's break-point chances, and created match point with his seventh ace. Nishikori clinched with an overhead volley winner at the net.

"I saved a lot of important points with my serve," said Nishikori, who had 10 break chances and took one in each set. "I played good tactics today."


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5 K. Nishikori 4,650
6 R. Nadal 4,380
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