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Routine job Kei Nishikori

15 February 2019
Routine job Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori is doing very well, because in his second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, the 29-year-old Japanese didn’t seem to have trouble with the Latvian lucky loser Ernest Gulbis: 6-1-6-4.

In the opening round, Kei Nishikori had to get used to the court of Rotterdam Ahoy, but against Gulbis he made a flying start. In a record tempo Kei Nishikori had a 5-0 head start and after 25 minutes, he won the first set. " I had a great start and won the first fourteen points of the match. I didn’t make any unnecessary mistakes causing that the match went very fast.”

The right-handed player, who has won twelve titles at ATP World Tour, got in the second match more resistance of the former number ten of the world, but Nishikori made in the ninth game the decisive break. "Maybe I could have won the matcher earlier, but I am happy that I won in two sets.”

In the quarterfinals Kei Nishikori plays his second match on the Friday afternoon against the winner of the match Nikoloz Basilashvili-Marton Fucsovics.

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