Lopez wins in Kuala Lumpur

Fifth seed Feliciano Lopez defeated Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-6(3) in the first round at the Malaysian Open.

Lopez wins in Kuala Lumpur

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Feliciano Lopez (Reuters)

Lopez, ranked 32 in the world, defeated his Slovakian opponent in one hour 40 minutes to progress to a meeting with Netherlands' Igor Sijsling in the second round.

Top seed David Ferrer, granted a bye in the first round, will face Alex Bogomolov Jr next after the Russian beat British qualifier Dominic Inglot - a doubles specialist - 7-5 6-3.

Another Russian had success on Wednesday as Nikolay Davydenko beat Sanam Singh 7-5 6-3 to set up a meeting with Denis Istomin, who defeated sixth seed Pablo Andujar 6-3 6-2.

Seventh seed Julian Benneteau fared better as he reached the last eight with a 7-5 6-2 win over Matthew Ebden of Australia.

Vasek Posposil also secured a place in the quarter-finals when beating Michael Yani 6-3 7-5.

American Rajeev Ram was forced to retire with a hamstring injury when losing 7-6(4) 4-2 to Alejandro Falla.

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