Ben McLachlan and Kei Nishikori reach Tokyo Olympic Games QF | ATP circuit


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Ben McLachlan and Kei Nishikori defeated British pair Jamie Muray and Neal Skupski on Monday in Tokyo.

The Japanese pair will then face seeded Mektic / Pavic after the Croats also advance

Japanese pair Ben McLachlan and Kei Nishikori reached the home quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, beating Britain’s Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-4.

McLachlan and Nishikori, who are playing together for just the second time this week, broke twice and won 88 percent (30/34) of their first serve points to advance in 81 minutes.

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They will then face seeded Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic after the Croats faced Italians Lorenzo Musetti and Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-7 (5), 10-7. Mektic and Pavic have won eight circuit titles this year, including three ATP Masters 1000 and Wimbledon.

The seeds, who also became the first team to advance to the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals earlier this month, saved the two breaks they faced to clinch the victory in two hours and six minutes.

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Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah also reserved their places in the last eight with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Austrians Oliver Marach and Philipp Oswald. The third seed have won two circuit-level titles this season at Barcelona’s Open Banc Sabadell and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

After advancing in 86 minutes, Cabal and Farah will then face Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus after the New Zealand duo received a forfeit from the Dutch Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer.

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