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Australian Open - Kei Nishikori breezes past Joao Sousa to reach second week

Nishikori breezes past Sousa to reach second week
By Eurosport

19/01/2019 at 04:43Updated 19/01/2019 at 06:10

Japan's Kei Nishikori moved swiftly into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday after beating Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6(6) 6-1 6-2.

The comfortable victory will come as a relief to the eighth seed and former US Open finalist after he battled through consecutive five-set matches in the opening rounds.

After a tight first set, Nishikori took control of the match, increasing the pace on his ground strokes and showing soft hands at the net.

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Nishikori will play the winner of Pablo Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini in the fourth round.

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