Posted February 13, 2014 on AP on Fox

INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 23: Alex Kuznetsov returns a shot to Andy Roddick during the Indianapolis Tennis Championships at the Indianapolis Tennis Center July 24, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov upset eighth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) to reach his first ATP quarterfinals at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday. Kuznetsov, who turned pro in 2004 and just turned 27, finally won the seventh match of his career in his 38th match. Kuznetsov needed 2 hours, 2 minutes for the win, serving 15 aces. He will play fourth-seeded Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan, who beat American qualifier Denis Kudla 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, the No. 3 seed, played Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus late, followed by second-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain and Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.
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