Andrey Kuznetsov reaches quarters
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov beat 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Wednesday.
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The second-seeded Baghdatis, playing his first clay match this season, dropped serve five times.
Kuznetsov saved a break point in the eighth game of the last set before holding serve to lead 5-3.
In the quarterfinals, Riba faces Andujar and Kuznetsov will play eighth-seeded Victor Hanescu of Romania after he beat Michael Berrer of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (4) to reach that round of a tournament for the first time this season.
Hanescu, a French Open quarterfinalist in 2005, broke Berrer once in each set.
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