Bautista, Nishikori book in Monte-Carlo Masters round of 16

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Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 18 (IANS) Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and Kei Nishikori of Japan triumphed over their rivals at the Monte-Carlo Masters, advancing to the round of 16 here on Wednesday.

Bautista Agut, World No. 16, took one hour and 37 minutes to prevail over his compatriot Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (5), reported Efe.

Meanwhile, World No. 36 Nishikori needed one hour and 40 minutes to beat Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-5, 6-2.

Agut is next set to take on David Goffin of Belgium, who on Tuesday defeated world No. 71 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Nishikori is to play against either Andreas Seppi of Italy or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

–IANS

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