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Nishikori reaches quarterfinals at Barcelona Open
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Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Albert Ramos during the Barcelona open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 24, 2014, 10:00 am

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4 Thursday.

Nishikori had been sidelined by a groin injury since beating Roger Federer last month.

Russian player Teymuraz Gabashvili followed up his win over fifth-ranked David Ferrer with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over another Spaniard, Inigo Cervantes, to reach the quarterfinals. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia also won.

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