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Kei Nishikori advances to Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

  • Japan's Kei Nishikori returns a ball to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

    Japan's Kei Nishikori returns a ball to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Japan's Kei Nishikori serves a ball to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

    Japan's Kei Nishikori serves a ball to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italy's Paolo Lorenzi serves a ball to Japan's Kei Nishikori during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

    Italy's Paolo Lorenzi serves a ball to Japan's Kei Nishikori during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Kei Nishikori eased past Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Japanese player did not take any of his six break point chances in an error-strewn first set, and then upped his play in the second against the 38th-ranked Lorenzi.

Earlier, seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet of France retired when trailing 6-2, 2-1 against Argentina's Guido Pella. Gasquet won the Antwerp title on Sunday.

Juan Martin del Potro was playing Robin Haase in a late match.