Favorite Thiem advances to Rio quarters

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Rio Open has lost some of its top players in early matches as it competes for attention during Carnival week in Brazil

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was ousted in the first round of the clay-court tournament by local favorite Thomaz Bellucci.

"It could be the worst match in the last few years," said Nishikori, who shattered his racket in anger during the match.

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1 A. Murray 11,540
2 N. Djokovic 9,825
3 S. Wawrinka 5,695
4 M. Raonic 4,930
5 K. Nishikori 4,730
6 R. Nadal 4,115
7 M. Cilic 3,410
8 D. Thiem 3,375
9 R. Federer 3,260
10 D. Goffin 3,245
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2 A. Kerber 7,115
3 K. Pliskova 5,640
4 S. Halep 5,172
5 D. Cibulkova 5,150
6 A. Radwanska 4,915
7 G. Muguruza 4,720
8 S. Kuznetsova 3,915
9 M. Keys 3,897
10 J. Konta 3,705
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