• Nishikori, Raonic advance to round of 16

    8/15/12 11:05 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Nishikori, Raonic advance to round of 16 Tournament seed Kei Nishikori is through to the third round at the Masters 1000 Cincinnati after rallying to defeat wildcard James Blake. He is joined in the round of 16 by Milos Raonic, who dismissed former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis.

    (14) Kei Nishikori def. (WC) James Blake 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

    Fourteenth seed Kei Nishikori made the third round by virtue of his come-from-behind win over veteran James Blake. The 22-year-old converted four of 6 break points en route to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in 98 minutes. After trailing 6-2, 2-0, Nishikori rallied to level the match at a set apiece. The world No. 18 went on to break twice in the deciding set.

    He will face either fourth seed David Ferrer or Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

    Milos Raonic def. Marcos Baghdatis 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4

    World No. 19 Milos Raonic is through to the round of 16, having rallied to upend former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis. The 21-year-old struck 22 aces through to a three-sets win in two hours and 16 minutes. After splitting the first two sets, Raonic broke at 4-4 in the final set. He completed the day with six of six break points saved.

    Raonic is scheduled to take on 5th seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the quarterfinals.

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