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Japan’s Kei Nishikori reaches round 3 at US Open

/ 03:52 PM August 29, 2019
Kei Nishikori US open

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after scoring a point against Bradley Klahn, of the United States, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the US Open third round on Wednesday following a gritty 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over American Bradley Klahn.

Steady rain restricted play to the two main show courts to start the day at Flushing Meadows, where Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, needed five match points to eventually oust 108th-ranked Klahn.

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“I knew it was going to be a tough one because he has a great serve and he did today,” said Nishikori, who blew a 5-1 cushion in the final set before getting across the finish line.

“A little bit of lost focus. After 5-1, I was serving for the match at 5-2 and he started playing better too. I’m happy to win of course, it was a good match and I’m looking forward to playing the next one.”

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Nishikori has reached the quarter-finals or better at the last five Grand Slam tournaments and will take on either Chilean 31st seed Cristian Garin or Australia’s Alex de Minaur for a spot in the last 16.

“It’s always fun to play here in New York. It’s really fun on the court and I hope I can keep playing good tennis.”

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