Miami (AFP) - Canadian top seed Milos Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open on Wednesday by defeating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).
On a night when rain delayed the start of play for more than eight hours, world No. 4 Raonic fired 12 aces on his way to victory.
Raonic, who reached the tie-breaker with his 11th ace and reached match point with his last ace, booked a Friday quarter-final match-up against British eighth seed Kyle Edmund, who outlasted Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Also advancing to the last-eight was US third seed Jack Sock, who downed Spain's Guillermo Garcia Lopez 6-4, 6-1, and American fifth seed Steve Johnson, who eliminated Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka by the same score.
Sock and Johnson will meet in another quarter-final.
Thursday's matchups find seventh seed Juan Martin Del Potro, in his first tournament of the year after helping Argentina win the Davis Cup, meeting Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur.
Two other second round matches on Thursday will be all-American affairs, with teen star Taylor Fritz facing Donald Young and fourth-seeded defending champion Sam Querrey meeting Jared Donaldson.