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Tennis: Nishikori advances to 3rd turn during U.S. Open

Japan’s Kei Nishikori overcame qualifier Karen Khachanov and a sleet check to take a four-set second-round U.S. Open win on Thursday during Flushing Meadows.

In what was a toil for a universe No. 6, Nishikori indispensable some-more than dual and a half hours to kick a Russian who had reached a second turn on his Grand Slam entrance and was confronting a top-10 actor for a initial time in his career.

The Shimane local got a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win notwithstanding carrying to conflict tough opposite a large portion Khachanov, who finished with 20 aces on a plain 62 percent first-serve success rate. The Russian also outdid Nishikori in winners, though his spontaneous blunder bill suffered as he finished with a sum of 49 to a unchanging Nishikori’s 36.

“He served unequivocally good second and third sets. (I was) carrying a unequivocally tough time with my lapse game. It wasn’t an easy match,” pronounced Nishikori, who subsequent plays Nicolas Mahut — another actor he has never faced.

Nishikori’s knowledge came to a front when during a set-all and 4-4 in a third a sleet came acrobatics down, forcing a players off a court. When they returned a Japanese was means to get an evident use mangle before rolling over Khachanov to get a third set win and afterwards fluctuating his advantage by a fourth.

“After a sleet check we altered some strategy and they started operative unequivocally well. It was a unequivocally tough compare though we am happy to win.”

With France’s maestro universe No. 42 Mahut adult next, Nishikori will face another large portion competition in a third round.

“We’ve indeed never played before, so we have to see in a match. But he’s tough player, aggressive, comes to a net a lot, has a good serve. It’s going to be a tough one,” Nishikori said.

Rio Olympic bullion medalist, and Nishikori slayer, Andy Murray progressed, as did both a Williams sisters. The actor that finished with a china award in Brazil, Juan Martin del Potro, continued his extraordinary new form, violence a higher-seeded Steve Johnson to pierce on.

==Kyodo

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