In Brief: Nishikori chalks up another French win

Nishikori chalks up another French win

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori continued to be a French bogey man, beating a sluggish Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday.

With a 10-1 record against Frenchmen this season, Nishikori had few problems as he added the 34-year-old Mahut's scalp to his growing collection.

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Dimitrov into second Grand Slam week

Grigor Dimitrov is in love with tennis again, after splitting with Maria Sharapova. The world No. 24 made that clear after a 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win over Portugal's Joao Sousa, which gave him a place in the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time this year.

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