Tennis: In-form Nishioka loses in Japan Open 1st round


Just days after winning his second career ATP Tour title, Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka lost to Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo on Wednesday. Kecmanovic, ranked 33rd, won 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-2 after breaking Nishioka's serve twice early in the third set at Ariake Tennis Park. The 23-year-old Serb zoomed to triple match point with his 12th ace of the match, and sealed victory on the third try when a Nishioka backhand flew wide. Nishioka upset U.S. Open runner-up Casper Ruud of Norway in the quarterfinals en route to his Korea Open victory in Seoul on Sun...

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