Kuala Lumpur QF previews and picks: Karlovic vs. Kyrgios, Lopez vs. Pospisil

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Karlovic practiceA pair of all-seeded quarterfinals will take place on Friday in Kuala Lumpur. Ivo Karlovic is going up against Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano Lopez is facing Vasek Pospisil.

(7) Nick Kyrgios vs. (3) Ivo Karlovic

Karlovic and Kyrgios will be going head-to-head for the second time in their careers when they battle for a spot in the Malaysian Open semifinals on Friday. Kyrgios won their only previous meeting 7-6(4), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 earlier this season at the Australian Open. The 41st-ranked Aussie cooled off during a controversy-plagued summer, but he has now won two matches at a tournament for just the second time since Wimbledon. Kyrgios was crushing Santiago Giraldo 6-1, 2-1 when the Colombian retired and the No. 7 seed drubbed Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday.

Karlovic has been in fine form just about the entire season. The 36-year-old Croat is 32-19 for his 2015 campaign and he registers four spots…

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