Raonic sweeps Chardy to reach Tokyo quarterfinals

by: AP October 03, 2013

AP Photo

TOKYO (AP)—Third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada overpowered Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.

Raonic, coming off a win at the Thailand Open on Sunday, hit 17 aces in the match.

Raonic will next face Slovakian Lukas Lacko, who beat qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 7-5, 6-4.

In other matches, sixth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-4, 6-2.

Defending champion and local favorite Kei Nishikori defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (4), 6-0, in a second-round match. Nishikori will play Almagro in the quarterfinals.
 

More Stories

France to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quarters

It will be the first time since 1978 that they have faced each other on clay. 

Karolina Pliskova: Stop mixing up my sister and I!

The sisters have been making big moves up the rankings, and it's causing confusion. 

Week in Preview: Top ladies in Dubai; Men in Rio, France and Florida

Top seed Angelique Kerber will try again to get her 2017 off the ground.