Canada's Vasek Pospisil reaches quarterfinal

Vasek Pospisil advanced to the quarterfinal at the Malaysian Open on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012....

Vasek Pospisil advanced to the quarterfinal at the Malaysian Open on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (Charles William Pelletier/QMI Agency/Files)

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Frenchman Julien Benneteau were second-round winners Wednesday at the Malaysian Open.

Pospisil, of Vancouver, topped American qualifier Michael Yani 6-3, 7-5, while the seventh-seeded Benneteau posted a 7-5, 6-2 win over Australian Matthew Ebden.

The first round concluded Wednesday and fifth-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). Lopez's countryman, sixth seed Pablo Andujar, was ousted by Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-2.

Russians Nikolay Davydenko and Alex Bogomolov, Jr. were also first-round winners. Davydenko got past Indian lucky loser Sanam Singh 7-5, 6-4, and Bogomolov came away with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph over British qualifier Dominic Inglot.

Colombia's Alejandro Falla moved on after American Rajeev Ram retired with a hamstring injury. Ram was trailing 7-6 (7-4), 4-2 when he pulled out of the match.

The 2012 winner of this $850,000 tournament will claim $153,400.


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