Tennis: Nishioka beats Purcell, advances to French Open 3rd round


Yoshihito Nishioka advanced to the third round of the French Open with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win over Australian Max Purcell on Thursday. The 27th seed from Japan took just over three hours to wrap up the contest against the 68th-ranked Purcell on Day 5 of the Grand Slam at Roland Garros. "For my part, I was able to play the way I pictured wanting to play," said Nishioka, who went five sets in his first-round win over American JJ Wolf "I've played a lot of tough matches, but getting through them has given me confidence." Nishioka, who has never previously gone beyond the second round of a major...

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