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Nakashima celebrates birthday with win to reach Los Cabos quarter-finals

Brandon Nakashima defeated Max Purcell 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday. He’ll play Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, the No 4 seed, in the next round

Brandon Nakashima at the 2022 Eastbourne International Brandon Nakashima at the 2022 Eastbourne International Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

American Brandon Nakashima, the No 6 seed, reached the last eight of the Los Cabos Open by defeating Australian qualifier Max Purcell 6-3, 6-3 at the Cabo del Mar Sports Center on Wednesday.

Nakashima, ranked No 61, turned 21 years old on the day and celebrated his birthday after his win on the tournament site.

The young American will next face fourth seeded Serb Miomir Kecmanovic.

Nakashima had won against Japanese qualifier Kaichi Uchida (7-6 (1), 6-2) in his first round this week.

In the previous round of the Open de Los Cabos, Purcell, ranked No 234, edged out Swiss Henri Laaksonen (6-3, 3-6, 6-4).

Los Cabos ATP 250, other second-round matches (Cabo del Mar Sports Center, hard, USD 920.625, most recent results first):

  • Chun-Hsin Tseng vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Daniil Medvedev vs. Rinky Hijikata: thursday
  • Radu Albot beat Jason Kubler: 6-4, 6-2
  • Ricardas Berankis beat Facundo Bagnis: 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Steve Johnson: thursday
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (2) beat Juan Alejandro Hernandez (WC): 6-3, 7-5
  • Miomir Kecmanovic beat Jordan Thompson: 6-4, 6-2
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