Tennis: Nishikori ousted by Nadal in 3 sets at Barcelona Open

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Kei Nishikori fought hard against world No. 3 and top seed Rafael Nadal but was eventually defeated 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 on Thursday in the Barcelona Open third round. Nadal, an 11-time champion at the tournament in his home nation of Spain, reached his 14th career quarterfinal at the ATP 500-level tournament to extend his career head-to-head lead over the Japanese world No. 39 to 12-2. "I wasn't able to win all the key points," Nishikori said after the 2-hour, 19-minute match. "I don't understand why I can't play well consistently and it's frustrating. I have to put together at least two sets of top...

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