Tennis: Nishikori safely through in Miami

Kei Nishikori of Japan in action against Federico Delbonis of Argentina during their fourth round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA, March 28, 2017.
Kei Nishikori of Japan in action against Federico Delbonis of Argentina during their fourth round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA, March 28, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

MIAMI (AFP) - Second seed Kei Nishikori of Japan reached the quarter-finals of the Miami Open, surviving a second set scare against Argentine Federico Delbonis on Tuesday (March 28) before winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Nishikori, who lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's Miami final, will face the winner of Tuesday's match between American Donald Young and Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Tuesday's play involves all eight fourth round matches with Rafa Nadal taking on France's Nicolas Mahut and Roger Federer up against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.