Japan's Kei Nishikori reached his third semifinal in six weeks with a marathon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin at the Swiss Indoors here on Friday.

Nishikori also made it to the final four last month in Kuala Lumpur and at the Shanghai Masters, which was the best showing of his career.

The results:

At Bali (WTA Tournament of Champions): Quarterfinals: Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Marion Bartoli 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 retd.; Sabine Lisicki bt Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-2; Ana Ivanovic bt Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-3; Nadia Petrova bt Shuai Peng 6-4, 6-3.

At Valencia (ATP Valencia Open): Quarterfinals: Juan Martin del Potro bt Sam Querrey 6-2, 7-5; Marcel Granollers bt Gael Monfils 7-6(12), 3-6, 6-4.

Second round: Juan Martin del Potro bt Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4.

At Basel (ATP Swiss Indoors): Quarterfinals: Novak Djokovic bt Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Kei Nishikori bt Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. — Agencies

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