Tennis: Nishioka beaten by Rune in Aussie Open 1st round


Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka lost to world No. 8 Holger Rune of Denmark in the men’s singles first round of the Australian Open tennis tournament Tuesday.

Rune won 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 at Melbourne Park’s Rod Laver Arena. With Nishioka’s loss, all seven Japanese have been eliminated from singles play.

Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka, who is coming back from giving birth to her first child, lost a day earlier to France’s Caroline Garcia.

Rune converted three of 11 break points, while the left-handed Nishioka took only one of his seven opportunities to break serve.

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