MOSCOW, October 25 (RIA Novosti)
Russia No. 1 Mikhail Youzhny completed a straight-sets win over Matthew Ebden of Australia in the second round of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.
Sixth seed Youzhny hit six aces to Ebden’s to overcome the 24-year-old 6-3, 6-1 on the hard court in Basel.
Youzhny will face third seed Richard Gasquet of France in the quarterfinal.
Another Russian at the tournament, Nikolay Davydenko, faces France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu later Thursday in the second round, while Andrey Kuznetsov lost to Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.
The prize fund for the tournament is €1.4 million.
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