Ram advances to 2nd round at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Rajeev Ram of the United States moved into the second round of the Malaysian Open by beating Australian qualifier Omar Jasika 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Tuesday.

Ram will next face top-seeded Kei Nishikori, who reached the U.S. Open final this month and had a first-round bye in Kuala Lumpur.

Also, seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain beat Gregoire Burquier of France 6-2, 6-4, Philipp Petzschner of Germany defeated James Ward of Britain 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), and Go Soeda won an all-Japanese match against Kento Takeuchi 6-2, 6-1.

In a late match, No. 126-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France beat 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7).

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