Australian Open - Kei Nishikori breezes past Joao Sousa to reach second week
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.
Nishikori will play the winner of Pablo Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini in the fourth round.