Tokyo, Apr 25 ANI | 1 year ago

Japanese ace Kei Nishikori has sailed into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a straight-sets win over Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev on Thursday.

Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who defeated Spain's Roberto Bautistaagut in the second round in his first match since March, capitalized on a number of errors by Golubev to beat the Kazakh player 6-0, 6-4 victory in 76 minutes.

According to the Japan Times, Nishikori, who will play the winner of a later match between Spain's Tommy Robredo and Croat Marin Cilic, backed his serve for saving him 'crucial moments' in the game, which helped him regain his rhythm.

Nishikori suffered a groin injury during the Sony Open in March that forced him to miss Japan's Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal fixture earlier this month, the report added.

(Posted on 25-04-2014)

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