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Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates victoryduring his mens singles second round match against Jo Wilfred Tsonga of France during Day four of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

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ByEurosport
29/05/2019 at 14:28 | Updated 29/05/2019 at 14:46

Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame a sluggish start to see off local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 and reach the third round of the French Open on Wednesday.

The seventh seed looked tight in the opening set before finding his range on Court Philippe-Chatrier, rallying back from a break down in the fourth to advance in solid fashion.

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Nishikori will face Serbian 31st seed Laslo Djere for a place in the fourth round.

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Another Frenchman, Richard Gasquet, was also sent packing as he slumped to a 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero.

A Gasquet victory would have guaranteed a French presence in the fourth round after the 20-year-old Corentin Moutet, Londero's next opponent, downed Argentine 19th seed Guido Pella.

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