Tennis: Returning Nishikori reaches Caribbean Open final


Japanese former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori reached the final of the Caribbean Open on Saturday after brushing aside Gustavo Heide of Brazil 6-4, 6-2.

The 33-year-old, making his first competitive appearance since October 2021 following hip surgery and a right ankle injury last year, has now won four matches on his return at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Puerto Rico.

Nishikori led 5-4 before claiming the only break of the first set to seize control of the match, and won four straight games in the second set to seal the win in 1 hour, 26 minutes.

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