Sport Nishikori marks ATP Tour return with win in New York

08:36  14 february  2018
08:36  14 february  2018 Source:   Omnisport

Nishikori rolls on at New York Open, Isner bows out

  Nishikori rolls on at New York Open, Isner bows out Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori claimed a 6-2 6-4 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. Nishikori showed no signs of that wrist problem, firing down seven aces, winning 83 per cent of his first serves and 85 per cent on his second without facing a break point throughout the contest.Great backhand return by @keinishikori to set up the smash. #NYOpenpic.twitter.com/d5lL5jweSR— New York Open (@NewYorkOpen) February 15, 2018Next up for Nishikori is Radu Albot, who sent giant American and third seed Isner packing from the inaugural event.

UNIONDALE: Kei Nishikori of Japan made a winning return to the ATP Tour , beating American Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Open.

UNIONDALE, N . Y . (AP) — Kei Nishikori of Japan made a winning return to the ATP Tour , beating American Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Open. The No. 5 seed missed the end of last season and the beginning of this one with a right wrist injury and hadn't

KeiNishikori - Cropped: Japanese star Kei Nishikori © Provided by Omnisport Japanese star Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori marked his ATP World Tour return with a win at the New York Open, while Steve Johnson suffered a shock loss on Tuesday.

Nishikori missed the end of last year due to a wrist injury, but the Japanese star claimed a Challenger Tour title in Dallas earlier this month after not playing the Australian Open.

In his first ATP World Tour appearance since last year's Canadian Open, fifth seed Nishikori beat Noah Rubin 7-5 6-3 in the opening round in New York.

Awaiting the 2014 US Open runner-up in the second round is Evgeny Donskoy, who claimed a 7-5 6-1 win over Victor Estrella Burgos.

Nishikori stays hot in New York as Anderson awaits

  Nishikori stays hot in New York as Anderson awaits Japanese star Kei Nishikori claimed a hard-fought 4-6 6-3 6-1 quarter-final win over Radu Albot on Friday.Kei Nishikori rallied past Radu Albot to book his spot in the New York Open semi-finals, while Sam Querrey also reached the last four.

UNIONDALE, N . Y . (AP) — Kei Nishikori of Japan made a winning return to the ATP Tour , beating American Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Open.

UNIONDALE, N . Y . (AP) - Kei Nishikori of Japan made a winning return to the ATP Tour , beating American Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Open.

The only other seed in action on Tuesday was Johnson.

But the American suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, the qualifier prevailing 1-6 6-3 7-6 (9-7).

Menendez-Maceiras will next meet Jeremy Chardy after the Frenchman edged Stefano Travaglia 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-4.

Meanwhile, Ernesto Escobedo overcame Mackenzie McDonald 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5), Radu Albot beat Bjorn Fratangelo 6-4 6-3, Peter Gojowczyk brushed past Blaz Kavcic 6-4 6-2 and Mikhail Youzhny got past Matthew Ebden 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Wawrinka excited to return to ATP Tour .
Three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka is looking forward to making his full return to the ATP Tour in Bulgaria this week.Stan Wawrinka's comeback from injury at the Australian Open may have ended prematurely but he returns to the ATP Tour this week feeling in better shape.

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