Switzerland's tennis player Stanislas "Stan" Wawrinka, right, and Japan tennis player Kei Nishikori, left, pose near the Geneva's water jet before the Geneva Open ATP 250 Tennis tournament, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Thomas Delley/Keys
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May 23, 2017

GENEVA (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the Geneva Open quarterfinals, beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Ranked No. 9, Nishikori took a wild card entry after a wrist injury affected his clay-court season and did not drop serve against the 88th-ranked Kukushkin.

Nishikori clinched the second-round match with a well-placed forehand from the baseline.

Also Tuesday, fifth-seeded Steve Johnson of the United States advanced to the second round, winning 6-3, 6-3 against Frenchman Stephane Robert.

Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, another wild card, beat ninth-seeded American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 7-6 (5) in a first-round match.

With a second-round match against top-seeded Stan Wawrinka as the prize, Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Wawrinka is the defending champion at his home tournament.

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