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Spanish world No. 61 Feliciano Lopez on Thursday defeated Japanese rising star Yoshihito Nishioka, No. 59 in the ATP ranking, 6-7 (7/9), 6-0, 6-4 and 6-4, thus moving on to the third round of the US open played in Queens, New York.

The 37-year-old Lopez surpassed the second stage of the prestigious tournament for the ninth time (out of 18) and advanced to the next round, where he is set to play against one of the leaders of the so-called "Next Gen," the fifth-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev, who defeated the Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 and 6-3.