Nishikori, Asia's top-ranked player, advanced when 2009 champion Nikolay Davydenko retired after losing the first set of their quarterfinal 6-4. Davydenko also pulled out of the quarterfinals here last year with an injury.
"It's sad to see him retire, but hopefully he is fine," Nishikori said.
Julien Benneteau of France also advanced, defeating Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-2, 6-2. He will face either top-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer or Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.
"They both have a great kick, the only difference is one kicks with his right foot and other with his left, they're both massive players, we'll have to be really careful of Carter and they of Hernandez," he told Reuters. The Pumas, who host the match in the provincial capital La Plata 60km from Buenos Aires city, will be looking to beat the All Blacks for the first time after 15 defeats and a draw in 1985. Argentina have played very well for an hour against New Zealand and Australia in their two Read more [...]