Nishikori makes winning return

April 23, 2014 - 8:34:53 am

BARCELONA: Japan’s Kei Nishikori won his first clay match of the season returning from a three week absence due to a groin injury with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the third-round of the Barcelona Open yesterday.

The 24-year-old fourth-seeded Nishikori, who hadn’t played since pulling out of his Miami Masters semi-final with Novak Djokovic on March 28th, said he had felt no pain during the match which he won in just under two hours against the 45th-ranked Spaniard.AFP

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