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Kei Nishikori, Naomi Osaka advance in straight sets at Italian Open

via The Japan Times    May 15, 2018
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Looking to revive his clay-court game ahead of Roland Garros, Kei Nishikori defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Italian Open.

It was Nishikori’s first victory since reaching the final of the Monte Carlo Masters last month. In his previous two matches, Nishikori retired against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Barcelona and lost to Novak Djokovic in Madrid in the first...

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