Tennis: Nishioka stopped by Khachanov in Australian Open 4th round


Yoshihito Nishioka’s career-best tennis Grand Slam run ended Sunday, the Japanese left-hander losing to Russian Karen Khachanov in the Australian Open fourth round.

The 18th-seeded Khachanov won 6-0, 6-0, 7-6(4), firing 15 aces and converting seven of 10 break points against the 31st-seeded Nishioka at Melbourne Park.

Nishioka’s failed bid to reach the quarterfinals left no Japanese in the men’s or women’s singles draw.

Injury-prone Kei Nishikori remains sidelined, while two-time Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is expecting a baby and has indicated she will return to the court next year. ...

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