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Kei Nishikori reaches 2nd round of French Open

French Open Tennis. Roland-Garros 2020.

PARIS, FRANCE September 27. Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts celebrates his victory against Daniel Evans of Great Britain on Court Fourteen in the first round of the singles competition during day one of the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on September 27th 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

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PARIS -- Kei Nishikori reached the second round of the French Open by beating 32nd-seeded Dan Evans 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-4 during a match featuring 15 breaks of serve.

The 30-year-old Nishikori has reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros three times, including last year.

But this year he is not seeded and the Japanese player next faces Italian Stefano Travaglia, who advanced after beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.