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Kei Nishikori Australian Open 2021

‘It was hard to keep my focus,’ Kei Nishikori maintains 100% record over David Goffin

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Kei Nishikori has won yet another match on a surge of results by defeating David Goffin in the second round of Dubai.

Kei Nishikori beat David Goffin 6-3 7-6 in just under two hours to continue his impressive comeback to the ATP tour. The win means Nishikori now has a 4-0 record over the Belgian.

‘[In the] second set I think he pushed my service game a little bit,’ Nishikori said in his on-court interview. ‘I had deuce many times and for three games I think he played a little more aggressive. I made a couple of easy mistakes and he was back in the game.’

At 6-3 4-3 on Nishikori’s serve, the two men proceeded to exchange five breaks to take the second set to a tie-break, with the Japanese eventually prevailing.

‘It was my fault really. I had two chances at serving for the match, but I couldn’t finish. It was hard to maintain my focus, but I was happy to finish in two sets.’

Kei Nishikori will face Aljaz Bedene in the third round of Dubai next.

Read more about the Japanese star here.


Kei Nishikori Australian Open 2021
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